The origin of CRISPR is shrouded in mystery

Heidi Ledford, Nature News, 12 January 2017, http://www.nature.com/news/five-big-mysteries-about-crispr-s-origins-1.21294

While the CRISPR system is being extensively studied, most of the work is focused on how to adapt the components for gene editing of unrelated organisms. Fundamental questions regarding the biology of CRISPR remain.  This article from Nature News dives into five questions relating to the origin of CRISPR, how the system works, possible additional functions of the CRISPR system, and why only certain microbes have a CRISPR locus.

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