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Snipping at HIV’s genome with CRISPR may introduce mutations that help virus resist attack

07:04 EDT 18 Oct 2016 | Genetic Literacy Project
Credit: NIAID, NIH

[I]t seems that CRISPR itself may introduce mutations that help HIV resist attack; however, the team behind the work thinks that these problems may be surmountable. … [Virologist Chen Liang at McGill University in Montreal, Canada] believes that the mutations occurred when Cas9 cut the viral DNA. When DNA is cut, its host cell tries to repair […]

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