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Genome editing. Conceptual computer artwork of a DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) with a surgical scissor, depicting editing of the genome. CRISPR stands for 'clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats'. These are segments of DNA containing repetitive base sequeneces. CRISPR-Cas9 biotechnology has been developed to allow modification of genes and genomes.
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