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Many are throwing their hopes behind CRISPR as it has a number of uses but gene editing is not yet precise enough, leading to unintended edits along the way. CRISPR is also easy to use, opening up the possibility that the system could bring harm, whether accidental or intentional.
In a study published, researchers detailed identifying anti-CRISPR proteins produced by bacterial viruses, coming up with a technique that will benefit CRISPR by making clinical and research applications of the gene-editing system safer and more accurate.
The Researchers have identified anti-CRISPR proteins that can act as an off switch for the gene editing system, making it safer to use. And should anything untoward occur during the course of intentional gene editing, the anti-CRISPR proteins can be used to quickly halt the system, offering a safeguard that could allow for the technology to be more safely explored.
….. Dr. H K.Saboowala.
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