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a unique cluster of short, repeated DNA sequences found in bacterial genomes and capable of fighting viruses:
CRISPR enables bacteria to integrate foreign DNA into their genome.
the technology of targeting a DNA-detecting molecule to a specific genetic sequence for the purpose of editing a gene’s
The approach called CRISPR should speed up the process by allowing researchers to study the entire genome at once.
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