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Mini Enzyme Moves Gene Editing Closer to the Clinic

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Bacterium Staphylococcus aureus

The bacterium Staphylococcus aureus is host to a smaller version of the enzyme used in the CRISPR technique for gene editing.

Credit: SPL

A tweak to a technique that edits DNA with pinpoint precision has boosted its ability to correct defective genes in people.

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