New breakthrough technology proven to correct a single DNA misspelling among billions of nucleotides

Researchers at the Institute of Basic Science (IBS) proved the accuracy of a recently developed gene editing method. This works as “DNA scissors” designed to identify and substitute just one nucleotide among the 3 billion. “It is the first time that the accuracy of this base editor has been verified at the whole genome level,” explains KIM Jin-Soo, leading author of the study. Published in Nature Biotechnology, this validation will help to expand the use of this method in agriculture, livestock, and gene therapy…

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