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NEW YORK – Massachusetts-based biotech startup Korro Bio has developed an RNA editing technology platform that it believes will help it create therapeutics for a variety of diseases, without some of the complications involved in CRISPR-based editing.

The company, which recently came out of stealth mode, is attempting to use the transient editing properties of nucleotide deamination, an endogenous RNA-modifying process that happens naturally in cells.

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