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PALM SPRINGS, California – Certain approaches for getting CRISPR gene editing machinery into cells appear work better and be more reproducible than others, according to a new analysis presented at the Association of Biomolecular Research Facilities (ABRF) annual meeting here this week.

CRISPR-based genome editing relies on creating a double-strand DNA break to form an indel that can either cause frameshift mutations and disrupt the gene or enable the uptake of a donor template sequence.

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