Video: A breakthrough in DNA editing

Jennifer Doudna from the University of California, Berkeley, introduces her lab’s groundbreaking work. They found that a protein called Cas9 acts like a precision tool that can be programmed to cut double stranded DNA, repair breaks and correct genetic mutations.

Author: Jennifer Doudna is a professor at the University of California. 

Image: DNA quantifications await further testing. REUTERS/Darren Staples. 

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