Enabling functional genomics with genome engineering.

TitleEnabling functional genomics with genome engineering.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsIB Hilton, and CA Gersbach
JournalGenome Research
Start Page1442
Pagination1442 - 1455
Date Published10/2015

Advances in genome engineering technologies have made the precise control over genome sequence and regulation possible across a variety of disciplines. These tools can expand our understanding of fundamental biological processes and create new opportunities for therapeutic designs. The rapid evolution of these methods has also catalyzed a new era of genomics that includes multiple approaches to functionally characterize and manipulate the regulation of genomic information. Here, we review the recent advances of the most widely adopted genome engineering platforms and their application to functional genomics. This includes engineered zinc finger proteins, TALEs/TALENs, and the CRISPR/Cas9 system as nucleases for genome editing, transcription factors for epigenome editing, and other emerging applications. We also present current and potential future applications of these tools, as well as their current limitations and areas for future advances.

Short TitleGenome Research