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Research Update: Genome Editing Becomes More Accurate

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A genome sequence trace

A genome sequence trace.

Credit: Human Genome Program, U.S. Department of Energy

Earlier this year, MIT researchers developed a way to easily and efficiently edit the genomes of living cells. Now, the researchers have discovered key factors that influence the accuracy of the system, an important step toward making it safer for potential use in humans, says Feng Zhang, leader of the research team.

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