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In this week's Science, North Carolina State University's Rodolphe Barrangou highlights the potential of the gene-editing technology CRISPR, while stressing the importance of gaining further insights into the Cas9 endonuclease that cleaves targeted DNA in order to improve the specificity and efficiency of the system.

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