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Failure to detect DNA-guided genome editing using Natronobacterium gregoryi Argonaute

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  • 02 August 2017

    The Article 'DNA-guided genome editing using the Natronobacterium gregoryi Argonaute' by F. Gao et al. (Nature Biotechnology, 34, 768-773, 2016) on which this Correspondence is based was retracted by the authors on 2 August 2017.


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We thank all members of our laboratories who made valuable contributions in trying to establish NgAgo-based genome editing. This work was supported by grants from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF-01EO0803 to T.C.), American Heart Association (16PRE30470004 to H.A.), the National Institutes of Health (GM63904 to S.C.E.), the Mayo Foundation (to H.A., S.N., Z.L., and S.C.E.), and the Institute for Basic Science (IBS-R021-D1 to J.-S.K.).

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Correspondence to Stephen C Ekker, Toni Cathomen or Jin-Soo Kim.

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S.C.E. is a co-founder of Lifengine Technologies, Inc.; T.C. is a consultant for TRACR Hematology; J.-S.K. is a co-founder and shareholder of ToolGen, Inc.

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Lee, S., Turchiano, G., Ata, H. et al. Failure to detect DNA-guided genome editing using Natronobacterium gregoryi Argonaute. Nat Biotechnol 35, 17–18 (2017).

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