Genome-Editing Tools Compose New Models of Autism

Published September 5, 2013 in Simons Foundation Autism Research Institute

New synthetic biology tools have allowed for great advances in genetic testing of many mutations. This technology known as CRISPR (clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats) allows researchers to create molecular scissors that cut and paste essentially any mutation into the genome of any cell, including a human stem cell.

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