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Novel strategy hits ‘reset button’ for disease-causing genetic duplications

Scientists at UMass Medical School have developed a strategy for editing and repairing a particular type of genetic mutation associated with microduplications using CRISPR/Cas9 and a seldom-used DNA repair pathway. Described in Nature, this approach to programmable gene editing overcomes prior inefficiencies in gene correction. “It’s like hitting the reset button,” said Scot A. Wolfe,… Read More »