CRISPR: Play-by-Play of an Experiment

Scientists in Jennifer Doudna’s lab pull back the veil on their gene-editing process


Clustered Regularly Interspaced Palindromic Repeat

By Hayden Field



CRISPR is a family of DNA sequences found in the genomes of prokaryotic organisms such as bacteria and archaea. These sequences are derived from DNA fragments of bacteriophages that had previously infected the prokaryote. They are used to detect and destroy DNA from similar bacteriophages during subsequent infections


And, we’ve posted about CRISPR before:

So now, what is the use of CRISPR for antiobiotics?




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