NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A new software tool from researcher Rory Johnson of the University of Bern is helping scientists uncover the genome-wide function of long non-coding RNAs.

It's a web-accessible tool to design CRISPR/Cas9-based deletion screens for lncRNA promoter regions, called CRISPETa. The software designs a pair of guides to snip out a region in the promoter between 300 and 3,000 bases long, potentially for thousands of genes at a time, enabling the creation of enormous guide RNA (gRNA) libraries for high-throughput screening.

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