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Gene Editing Tool Developed by UT Researchers Improves Safety, Efficiency

  • Oct 2, 2020

One of the biggest scientific advances of the last decade is getting better thanks to researchers from The University of Texas at Austin, the University of California, Berkeley and Korea University, who have developed a new tool to help scientists choose the safest and most efficient method of gene-editing using technology called CRISPR. The team has recently published a paper outlining the tool in Nature Biotechnology.

The CRISPR gene-editing technique holds tremendous potential to improve human health and agriculture. With the team’s new tool, scientists altering problematic DNA sequences can pick the best route for their high-stakes task. 

Read the full article from UT News.