Sign In

Communications of the ACM

ACM News

Biologists Create More Precise Molecular Scissors For Genome Editing

View as: Print Mobile App Share:
Cas9 enzyme cuts DNA

The Cas9 enzyme cuts DNA (in red) to which it is guided by an RNA sequence (in green).

Credit: Ian Slaymaker, Broad Institute

By tweaking an enzyme that cuts DNA, synthetic biologists say that they can make genome editing even more specific—an essential improvement if the technique is to be deployed in the clinic to treat genetic diseases.

From Nature
View Full Article



No entries found

Sign In for Full Access
» Forgot Password? » Create an ACM Web Account