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  • Genome-editing proteins ride a DNA zip line

    Illinois researchers found that one class of gene-editing proteins searches for its target by sliding along DNA like a zipline. Pictured, from left: professor Huimin Zhao, professor Charles Schroeder, graduate students Luke Cuculis and Zhanar Abil.

    Illinois researchers found that one class of gene-editing proteins searches for its target by sliding along DNA like a zipline. Pictured, from left: professor Huimin Zhao, professor Charles Schroeder, graduate students Luke Cuculis and Zhanar Abil.

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  • Editor’s notes: To reach Charles Schroeder, call (217) 333-3906 ; email: cms@illinois.edu. To reach Huimin Zhao, call (217) 333-2631; email: zhao5@illinois.edu. The paper “TALE proteins search DNA using a rotationally decoupled mechanism” is available online. DOI: 10.1038/nchembio.2152