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Using light to control genome editing

MIT researchers have added an extra layer of control to the CRISPR gene-editing approach, by making the system responsive to light.

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New technique offers precise manipulation of when and where genes are targeted. The genome-editing system known as CRISPR allows scientists to delete or replace any target gene in a living cell. MIT researchers have now added an extra layer of control over when and where this gene editing occurs, by…

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