This Week in Nature

In this week's Nature, an international team of researchers reports a new CRISPR/Cas9-based approach for the targeted integration of transgenes in dividing and non-dividing cells, both in vitro and in vivo. The homology-independent targeted integration (HITI) strategy is expected to help advance basic and translational neuroscience research, according to the investigators, who demonstrated its applicability by improving visual function in rats.

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