May 10, 2018

An illustration of the MAGESTIC system (Image courtesy Kelly Irvine/NIST. All rights reserved)

An article published in the journal “Nature Biotechnology” describes a new refinement of the CRISPR-Cas9 genetic technique. A team of researchers of the Joint Institute of Metrology and Biology (JIMB) developed a system called MAGESTIC that was compared to the search-and-replace function of a word processor with respect to a blunt cutting tool.