This Week in Science

In this week's Science, a team led by Broad Institute scientists reports data showing how the genome-editing technology CRISPR can be adapted to modify RNA. CRISPR takes advantage of bacterial proteins to cut the double strands of DNA at precise locations in the genome. In their study, the researchers demonstrate how these proteins can be used to cleave single-stranded RNA — but not double-stranded RNA — as well as snip messenger RNA in bacteria in vivo.

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