Publication date: Jul 09, 2019
July 8 (UPI) — Scientists have for the first time captured high-definition, 3D images of enzymes in the process of cutting DNA strands.
“These images provide us with invaluable information to improve the efficiency of the gene-editing process so that we can hopefully correct disease-causing DNA mutations more quickly and precisely in the future. “
“One of the main hurdles preventing the development of better gene-editing tools using Cas9 is that we didn’t have any images of it actually cutting DNA,” said University of Illinois researcher Miljan Simonovic, co-author of the new study.
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