CRISPR Startup and Salk Institute Both Publish on New Cas13d

Christie Rizk, GenomeWeb, 23 March 2018, https://www.genomeweb.com/gene-silencinggene-editing/crispr-startup-arbor-biotechnologies-salk-institute-concurrently-discover#.WrVUlKjwaUk

Startup Arbor Biotechnologies and the Salk Institute simultaneously published the discovery of a new class 2 enzyme dubbed Cas13d.  This new Cas system is smaller than previous Cas13 proteins and uses a single RNA guide, possibly providing for its potential development into a simpler system than the more well-known Cas9.  More research into specificity and off-target rates are needed before Cas13d is ready for widespread adoption.

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