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Programming genomes with light

The combination of two techniques — optogenetics and genome editing using engineered nucleases — now provides a general means for the light-controlled regulation of any gene of interest. See Letter p.472

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Figure 1: Modular control of genome function.


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Möglich, A., Hegemann, P. Programming genomes with light. Nature 500, 406–408 (2013).

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