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Application of CRISPR/Cas9 for biomedical discoveries

Overview of attention for article published in Cell & Bioscience, June 2015
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Application of CRISPR/Cas9 for biomedical discoveries
Published in
Cell & Bioscience, June 2015
DOI 10.1186/s13578-015-0027-9
Pubmed ID

Sean M. Riordan, Daniel P. Heruth, Li Q. Zhang, Shui Qing Ye


The Clustered Regions of Interspersed Palindromic Repeats-Cas9 (CRISPR/Cas9), a viral defense system found in bacteria and archaea, has emerged as a tour de force genome editing tool. The CRISPR/Cas9 system is much easier to customize and optimize because the site selection for DNA cleavage is guided by a short sequence of RNA rather than an engineered protein as in the systems of zinc finger nucleases (ZFN), transcription activator-like effector nucleases (TALEN), and meganucleases. Although it still suffers from some off-target effects, the CRISPR/Cas9 system has been broadly and successfully applied for biomedical discoveries in a number of areas. In this review, we present a brief history and development of the CRISPR system and focus on the application of this genome editing technology for biomedical discoveries. We then present concise concluding remarks and future directions for this fast moving field.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 1%
Iran, Islamic Republic of 1 <1%
Finland 1 <1%
China 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Unknown 177 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 41 22%
Student > Bachelor 39 21%
Researcher 33 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 28 15%
Student > Doctoral Student 10 5%
Other 20 11%
Unknown 13 7%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 86 47%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 52 28%
Medicine and Dentistry 9 5%
Neuroscience 6 3%
Chemistry 5 3%
Other 11 6%
Unknown 15 8%

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