NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – While it didn't make as big a splash as last year, the 2016 edition of the Genome Engineering: The CRISPR/Cas Revolution meeting showed the extent to which the technology is becoming a basic research tool.

Last week, scientists from around the world gathered at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory to share advances in CRISPR and its applications in several fields, including — but certainly not limited to — cancer biology, gene therapy, ag-bio, and DNA repair pathways.

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