CRISPR stands for clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats, which are repeated short DNA sequences that are palindromes (reading the same in both directions) interspersed with short, nonrepeat "spacers." CRISPRs originally were discovered in archaea and bacteria, where the spacers were bits of DNA from infecting viruses.
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