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CRISPR–Cas-related technologies in basic and translational liver research

CRISPR–Cas9 has revolutionized biomedical research. Studies in the past few years have achieved notable successes in hepatology, such as correction of genetic disease genes and generation of liver cancer animal models. Where does this technology stand at the frontier of basic and translational liver research?

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Figure 1: New CRISPR-Cas9-based technologies.


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S.C.Q. is a postdoc and W.X. is an assistant professor at the RNA therapeutic Institute at UMass Medical School. The authors thank Y. Hao for critical comments and discussions and A. Sheel for proofreading. W.X. was supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health (DP2HL137167 and P01HL131471), American Cancer Society (129056-RSG-16-093), Lung Cancer Research Foundation, Hyundai Hope on Wheels and ALS Association.

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Song, CQ., Xue, W. CRISPR–Cas-related technologies in basic and translational liver research. Nat Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol 15, 251–252 (2018).

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