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CRISPR-Cas: adapting to change. Review article published in journal 'Science' by Fineran Lab

Posted by on 7 June 2017 | Comments

Members of Associate Professor Peter Fineran's lab have published an article in the high-profile journal Science, summarising the recent exponential growth of research on CRISPR-Cas gene editing technology.

CRISPR-Cas systems are adaptive immune defense systems found in bacteria and archaea, which have evolved to protect the organisms from attack by viruses (bacteriophages). Their ability to remember and recognise past invaders, and exactly how information is processed by their memory banks, is an area of intense research in which the Fineran lab has made a significant contribution.

Read the full paper online

Dr Simon JacksonRob FagerlundPeter Fineran