NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The world of CRISPR continues to get wider. Scientists parsing metagenomic databases for sequences that look like the CRISPR/Cas9 system and the newly discovered CRISPR/Cpf1 system have found three new proteins that could have applications in genome editing, including one that potentially cleaves RNA.

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