standard Enhancing Homology Repair-Mediated Genome Editing

In a recent paper in Nature Biotechnology, Richardson et al (2016) report on the interaction of target-site bound Cas9 and dCas9 on DNA strand accessibility- and have identified an optimized approach to increase homologous recombination (HR) mediated repair. They found […]

Synthetic gene drive system based on site specific DNA endonucleases (homing endonucleases, ZFN, TALENS, Cas9). Target sites and homology arms are chosen so that the endonuclease and associated genes (gRNA and other transgenes) are copied into homologous chromosomes.

standard An Overview of Gene Drive

Gantz and Bier reflect on and consider the implications of Cas9-based genome editing on genetics in a recent Bioessays that is worth reading if you are trying to keep up on this rapidly evolving part of the genetics ecosystem. Not […]

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standard Homology independent CRISPR Knock-ins

Lackner et al., in an effort to eliminate the need to synthesize multiple, unique homology based templates for Cas9-mediated homologous recombination, report the use of a universal donor template that will insert tags into potentially any genomic site in the human […]

standard Editing Tribolium’s Genome

Gilles et al (2015) recently published a paper in Development describing CRISPR-mediated gene targeting and gene replacement in the flour beetle Tribolium castaneum. The authors started with the Tribolium line Pig-19, which strongly expresses enhanced green fluorescent protein (EGFP) in […]

standard Plasmids for Rapid and Versatile Genome Editing

As is the case for many other organisms, CRISPR has rapidly become the method of choice for targeted genome modification in insects. Much of the method development has been taking place in the model organism Drosophila melanogaster, where, in little […]