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

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. In comparison, previous CRISPR tools have been more like scissors that make individual snips. With the new method, scientists hope they might better understand various diseases and develop more advanced treatments.