A new era of biological engineering
Gene editing is the process of deliberately altering the DNA sequence of genes, from changing individual nucleotides to deleting or inserting large regions of the genome. The invention of CRISPR-based gene editing was a revolutionary breakthrough that improved the precision and efficiency of edits, prompting a new era of biological engineering.
CRISPR editing relies on two essential elements: the RNA-guided nuclease enzyme that cuts DNA at a precise location and a synthetic DNA sequence that provides a template for the edit. With the right design and approach, CRISPR editing can be highly efficient and accurate, allowing scientists to generate edits faster and at a reduced cost.