(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, News Bureau) University of Illinois researchers achieved the highest reported rates of inserting genes into human cells with the CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing system, a necessary step for harnessing CRISPR for clinical gene-therapy applications. By chemically tweaking the ends of the DNA to be inserted, the new technique is up to five times more efficient than current approaches.

Original source: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-12/uoia-fct122319.php