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[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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