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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Duke University researchers reported today in a new study that they were able to increase the specificity of CRISPR-based gene editing by several orders of magnitude by engineering a hairpin secondary structure onto the spacer region of single guide RNAs (hp-sgRNAs) and combining them with various CRISPR effectors.

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