NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Scientists this week described a new mechanism by which Cas9 proteins can target viral RNA.

In a paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the researchers from Emory University detailed the use of a Cas9 variant from the gram-negative bacterium Francisella novicida that can inhibit viral protein production from hepatitis C virus (HCV) RNA.

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