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Crispr: A Path Through the Thicket


Human embryos are prime targets for genome editing.

Credit: L. Souci/BSIP/SPL

The ease of use, accuracy and efficiency of the genome-editing tool CRISPR/Cas9 has led to its broad adoption in research, as well as to preliminary applications in agriculture and in gene therapies involving non-reproductive (somatic) cells.

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