A team of Chinese researchers this month reported a technique for blocking specific microRNAs based on CRISPR, a genome-editing technique derived from an immunity mechanism discovered in bacteria.

According to the study's authors, their approach can be easily adapted to target different miRNAs, can block the expression of miRNA clusters, and does not trigger off-target effects.

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