|Title||Advances in targeted genome editing.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2012|
|Authors||P Perez-Pinera, DG Ousterout, and CA Gersbach|
|Journal||Current Opinion in Chemical Biology|
|Pagination||268 - 277|
New technologies have recently emerged that enable targeted editing of genomes in diverse systems. This includes precise manipulation of gene sequences in their natural chromosomal context and addition of transgenes to specific genomic loci. This progress has been facilitated by advances in engineering targeted nucleases with programmable, site-specific DNA-binding domains, including zinc finger proteins and transcription activator-like effectors (TALEs). Recent improvements have enhanced nuclease performance, accelerated nuclease assembly, and lowered the cost of genome editing. These advances are driving new approaches to many areas of biotechnology, including biopharmaceutical production, agriculture, creation of transgenic organisms and cell lines, and studies of genome structure, regulation, and function. Genome editing is also being investigated in preclinical and clinical gene therapies for many diseases.
|Short Title||Current Opinion in Chemical Biology|