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Convenience-sized RNA editing | MIT News

Last year, researchers at MIT’s McGovern Institute for Brain Research discovered and characterized Cas7-11, the first CRISPR enzyme capable of making precise, guided cuts to strands of RNA without harming cells in the process. Now, working with collaborators at the University of Tokyo, the same team has revealed that Cas7-11…

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RNA-targeting enzyme expands the CRISPR toolkit

McGovern Fellows Jonathan Gootenberg (left) and Omar Abudayyeh in their lab. Credit: Caitlin Cunningham Researchers at MIT’s McGovern Institute for Brain Research have discovered a bacterial enzyme that they say could expand scientists’ CRISPR toolkit, making it easy to cut and edit RNA with the kind of precision that, until…

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CRISPR Convenience: Cas7-11 Redefines RNA Editing

Scientists, typically, are on their own after their post-doc ends. Sometimes, albeit rarely, they team up, blending their ideas, money, and people. Connie Cepko, PhD, and Cliff Tabin, PhD, pioneered the idea of a lab partnership, spending the last few decades working together in their shared lab at Harvard Medical…

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