Researchers have published a step-by-step protocol on how to produce millions of mature human cells in a chimeric mouse embryo.
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In October this year, Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna, the two scientists who pioneered the revolutionary gene-editing technology CRISPR, were awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Here, Pushpanathan Muthuirulan discusses the potential for this technology and the importance of using it safely, ethically and responsibly.
A team of researchers has discovered a Cas9 enzyme that can target almost half of the locations on the genome, significantly widening its potential application.