Defining off-target cleavage in a pair of Zinc Finger Nucleases
Poster Apr 13, 2012
K. Mukherjee, D. Carroll
Studies on Zinc Finger Nucleases (ZFN) have shown that they can be toxic in organisms. This is potentially due to ZFN cleavage at multiple off-target sites. In applications of ZFNs in human gene therapy, this off-target cleavage is intolerable. We are attempting to develop a procedure to identify these off-target sites in Drosophila. We can then analyze every new ZFN pair for potential off-target cleavage and select and redesign it to work more efficiently.
The novel ‘K’ DNA extraction protocol offers a reliable alternative for preparing fecal specimens for 16S rRNA gene amplicon sequencing that maintains representation of microbial populations in a sample, with the added benefits that the K method reduces hands-on time by up to 20 x for 96 sample preparations.READ MORE