CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing

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CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing exploits the CRISPR-Cas system to modify a genome in a targeted manner. Guided by RNA, the Cas9 endonuclease breaks DNA at a target sequence. Imprecise repair of the double strand break can result in insertion or deletion mutations, while repair pathways can be engineered to introduce specific point mutations or insertions.

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