Global Technology – June 2018

Using the gene-editing tool CRISPR to snip at DNA is akin to using scissors to edit a newspaper article. You can cut out words, but it’s difficult to remove individual letters or instantly know how the cuts affect the meaning of the text. In work that will help make the gene-editing process more precise, researchers at Stanford University, have developed a new kind of CRISPR platform called MAGESTIC barcodes. MAGESTIC stands for “Multiplexed Accurate Genome Editing with Short, Trackable, Integrated Cellular Barcodes.” This new platform makes .....

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