A Harvard team of genome engineers broke its previous record of genetic changes in a single human cell with a new total of 13,200. They targeted the repetitive LINE-1 DNA sequence found in 17% of the genome and used a modification of the CRISPR technique that replaces genetic letters rather than cutting open the double helix, which would have risked killing the cell.
Engineers set record for genetic changes in human cell
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