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New function of CRISPR gene scissors discovered: Protein scissors activate defense function


For several years now, the CRISPR/Cas9 gene scissors have been causing a sensation in science and medicine. This new tool of molecular biology has its origins in an ancient bacterial immune system. It protects bacteria from attack by so-called phages (viruses that infect bacteria).

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