Expanding the CRISPR Toolbox: Targeting RNA with Cas13b

Rodolphe Barrangou, Charles A. Gersbach

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In this issue of Molecular Cell, Smargon et al. (2017) unearth Cas13b from type VI-B CRISPR-Cas immune systems and characterize its RNA-guided, RNA-targeting activity, including regulation by the novel co-factors Csx27 and Csx28, as well as non-specific collateral RNA damage.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)582-584
Number of pages3
JournalMolecular cell
Issue number4
StatePublished - Feb 16 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology


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