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Scientists Discover That Base Editors Accidentally Mutate RNA While Editing DNA

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Published on April 17, 2019 - Duration: 00:50s

Scientists Discover That Base Editors Accidentally Mutate RNA While Editing DNA

According to a report by Science, when researchers first reported that they had created base editors, a version of the powerful genome-editing tool CRISPR, excitement swirled around their distinct ability to alter DNA similar to CRISPR itself.

However, a new study shows that they can also accidentally mutates the strand of RNA that help build proteins and perform other key cellular tasks.

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