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  • New CRISPR technique skips over portions of genes that can cause disease

    Illinois researchers adapted CRISPR gene-editing technology to help a cell skip over mutated portions of genes. From left, professor Pablo Perez-Pinera, graduate student Alan Luu, professor Jun Song and graduate student Michael Gapinske.

    Illinois researchers adapted CRISPR gene-editing technology to help a cell skip over mutated portions of genes. From left, professor Pablo Perez-Pinera, graduate student Alan Luu, professor Jun Song and graduate student Michael Gapinske.

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  • Editor’s notes: To contact Pablo Perez-Pinera, email: pablo@illinois.edu. To contact Jun Song, call (217) 244-7750; email: songj@illinois.edu

    The paper “CRISPR-SKIP: programmable gene splicing with single base editors” is available online.

    DOI: 10.1186/s13059-018-1482-5