Scientists created a CRISPR tool that can wipe out longer pieces of DNA

Christine Fisher
Scientists created a CRISPR tool that can wipe out longer pieces of DNA

An international team of scientists have developed a new CRISPR-based, gene editing tool. The researchers, led by the University of Michigan and Cornell University, compare the new tool to a shredder capable of wiping out long stretches of DNA. As a result, it can move along a stretch of DNA tens of kilobases long and break up genetic material as it goes.