Nov 6, 2013

Exciting prospects for precise engineering of Caenorhabditis elegans genomes with CRISPR/Cas9

Genetics
Christian Frøkjær-Jensen

Abstract

With remarkable speed, the CRISPR-Cas9 nuclease has become the genome-editing tool of choice for essentially all genetically tractable organisms. Targeting specific DNA sequences is conceptually simple because the Cas9 nuclease can be guided by a single, short RNA (sgRNA) to introduce double-strand DNA breaks (DSBs) at precise locations. Here I contrast and highlight protocols recently developed by eight different research groups, six of which are published in GENETICS, to modify the Caenorhabditis elegans genome using CRISPR/Cas9. This reverse engineering tool levels the playing field for experimental geneticists.

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Mentioned in this Paper

Genome
CRISPR-Cas Systems
Caenorhabditis elegans
RNA Editing
Nuclease
Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats
DNA Breaks, Double-Stranded
Genome, Helminth
DNA Sequence

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