NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A new study published today in Nature Biotechnology shows that on-target editing by CRISPR-Cas9 can result in large deletions and complex genomic rearrangements that extend over many kilobases in the genome, and that this genomic damage may be pathogenic.

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With the Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), genomes sequencing has been democratized over the last decades with the detection of genomic alterations, thus replacing Sanger sequencing.