(New York Genome Center) Researchers in the lab of Neville Sanjana, PhD, at the New York Genome Center and New York University have developed a new kind of CRISPR screen technology to target RNA. The team leveraged their technology for a critical analysis: The COVID-19 public health emergency is due to a coronavirus, which contains an RNA – not DNA – genome. Their predictions for guide RNAs for a strain of SARS-CoV-2 isolated in New York have been made available online.

Original source: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-03/nygc-nk031620.php