This stunning video shows CRISPR editing DNA in real time.
Scientists from Kanazawa University and University of Tokyo in Japan, used a technique called high-speed atomic-force microscopy to capture the shape of CRISPR-Cas9, the enzyme that actually does the cutting.
Biochemist Sam Sternberg said:
“I was sitting in the front, and I just heard this gasp from everyone behind me.”
Single-molecule movie of DNA search and cleavage by CRISPR-Cas9. pic.twitter.com/3NQxmbvzJF
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