A CRISPR spin-off causes unintended typos in DNA

Gene editors that target DNA bases may not be as safe as thought

DNA editing

TOUCHING BASES A molecular tool that alters one DNA letter at a time may be overzealous, editing spots in the DNA it was never intended to change.


This article is only available to Science News subscribers.

Subscribers, enter your e-mail address to access our archives.

Not a subscriber?

Science News is a nonprofit.

Support us by subscribing now.

More Stories from Science News on Genetics

From the Nature Index

Paid Content