NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The discovery of bacterial CRISPR systems has created a cottage industry of researchers and biotechnology companies hoping to use the genome-editing method to cure disease or create better medications for a variety of illnesses. But there have been problems along the way — many naturally occurring CRISPR proteins are unsuitable for use in human cells, either because they don't work at all, work very ineffectively, or create off-target effects that end up causing more problems than they solve.

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