CRISPR/Cas13 as a Tool for RNA Interference

Zahir Ali, Ahmed Mahas, Magdy M. Mahfouz

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Abstract

Almost all biological processes involve RNA, making it crucial to develop tools for manipulation of the transcriptome. The bacterial CRISPR/Cas13 system was recently rewired to facilitate RNA manipulation in eukaryotes, including plants. We discuss here the opportunities and limitations of using CRISPR/Cas13 in plants for various types of RNA manipulation.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)374-378
Number of pages5
JournalTrends in Plant Science
Volume23
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 28 2018

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