This Week in Science

In Science this week, researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles, report on the use of the genome-editing technology CRISPR to rapidly identify gene variants. Specifically, they used CRISPR to induce mitotic recombination, which can lead to the formation of a recombined chromosome with a single set of genes, rather than the two sets produced by meiotic recombination.

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