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Prime Editing Of DNA Might Offer Cure For Diseases In Humans

RTTNews Tuesday, 22 October 2019
Scientists in the U.S. have developed a new gene-editing system that could be more precise and efficient than current technology like CRISPR-Cas9, thus substantially expanding the scope and capabilities of genome editing. The new technology, called prime editing, is very versatile and precise, according to the scientists. It can make extremely precise edits of the code of life, or DNA.
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Scientists from Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a new method of editing DNA which combines CRISPR-Cas9 with a reverse transcriptase enzyme.

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