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Synthetic viral lookalikes sneak gene-editing tools into cells

Artwork of an adenine base editor bound to a DNA strand

A type of genome-editing tool called a base editor (bound to DNA; artist’s illustration) can be smuggled into an animal’s cells by a virus-like particle. Credit: Ramon Andrade 3DCIENCIA/Science Photo Library

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Nature 601, 300 (2022)



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