Experimental design considerations for efficient and specific gene knockin using a CRISPR-Cas9 for HDR with synthetic crRNA and tracrRNA
Poster Aug 19, 2016
Hidevaldo B. Machado, John A. Schiel, Maren Mayer-Gross, Eldon T. Chou, Melissa L. Kelley, Anja van Brabant Smith. Dharmacon, part of GE Healthcare, 2650 Crescent Drive, Lafayette, CO 80026, USA
The bacterial CRISPR-Cas9 system has revolutionized the genome engineering world with its efficiency and ease of use. The most common use of the CRISPR-Cas9 technology has been to engender gene knockouts that are generated as a result of imperfect repair of a targeted double-strand DNA break by the non-homologous end joining (NHEJ) pathway.
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