NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A new CRISPR/Cas9-based screening method has identified thousands of functional long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) in human cell types.

Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, led by co-first authors Max Horlbeck and John Liu and co-senior authors Daniel Lim and Jonathan Weissman, conceived a CRISPR transcription interference (CRISPRi)-based screen targeting more than 16,000 lncRNA loci in seven different human cell lines.

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