<< a new CRISPR system, (..) targets RNA rather than DNA (..), has the potential to open a powerful avenue in cellular manipulation. Whereas DNA editing makes permanent changes to the genome of a cell, the CRISPR-based RNA-targeting approach may allow researchers to make temporary changes that can be adjusted up or down, and with greater specificity and functionality than existing methods for RNA interference >>
Researchers unlock new CRISPR system for targeting RNA. June 2, 2016.
Omar O. Abudayyeh, Jonathan S. Gootenberg, et al. C2c2 is a single-component programmable RNA-guided RNA-targeting CRISPR effector. Science 02 Jun 2016: DOI: 10.1126/science.aaf5573