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New genetic copycatchers detect efficient and precise CRISPR editing in a living organism – EurekAlert

Scientists have developed a novel genetic sensor called a ”CopyCatcher,” which capitalizes on CRISPR-based gene drive technology, to detect instances in which…

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IMAGE: Red fluorescent detector proteins in fruit flies reveal detection from an actual copying experiment (left) and how perfect copying would appear (right). Fluorescent cells in the left panel also lack…
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Credit: Zhiqian Li
Researchers at the University of California San Diego have laid the groundwork for a potential new type of gene therapy using novel CRISPR-based techniques.
Working in fruit flies and human cells, research led by UC San Diego Postdoctoral Scholar Zhiqian Li in…

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