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The CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing approach might not be as precise as previously thought, according to Stanford University's Vinit Mahajan and his colleagues. Mahajan, along with Columbia University's Stephen Tsang, previously used the editing approach to fix the mutation behind retinitis pigmentosa in mice.

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