Editing DNA captured for the first time in a video

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.”

 

via Gizmodo