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Scientists Discover That Base Editors Accidentally Mutate RNA While Editing DNA

  • Category news
  • Definition HD
  • Resolution 1280 x 720
  • Duration 00:00:51
  • Year 2019
  • Language English

Scientists Discover That Base Editors Accidentally Mutate RNA While Editing DNA

According to a report by Science, when researchers first reported that they had created base editors, a version of the powerful genome-editing tool CRISPR, excitement swirled around their distinct ability to alter DNA similar to CRISPR itself. However, a new study shows that they can also accidentally mutates the strand of RNA that help build proteins and perform other key cellular tasks.

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