Scientists Tweak CRISPR Tool to Accelerate Genomic Editing

April 11, 2018
Hertz Staff

Hertz Fellow Leonid Kruglyak, hair of human genetics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, has announced a method of using the gene-editing tool CRISPR to edit many genes at once. Using the technique they studied the effects of about 10,000 different mutations on yest cells, giving a detailed picture of which mutations are fatal and which are relatively harmless. “Our ultimate goal is to help scientists zero in on the genetic culprit for a disease, leading doctors to a firm diagnosis and allowing patients to obtain the most effective treatment," said Kruglyak.

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