Fast Five Quiz: Genomic Medicine — CRISPR Gene Editing

Kiran Musunuru, MD, PhD


December 23, 2021

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.

Learn more about how CRISPR works.


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