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Genome-editing Proteins Seek and Find with a Slide and a Hop

Genome-editing Proteins Seek and Find with a Slide and a Hop

Searching a whole genome for one particular sequence is like trying to fish a specific piece from the box of a billion-piece puzzle. Using advanced imaging techniques, University of Illinois researchers have observed how one set of genome-editing proteins finds its specific targets, which could help them design better gene therapies to treat disease.

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