• Question: How can DNA be edited ?

    Asked by #Sciecnce fan ! to Kieran on 16 Nov 2018.
    • Photo: Kieran Meade

      Kieran Meade answered on 16 Nov 2018:


      We use a tiny protein, that is referred to as a molecular scissors but is in fact an enzyme which cuts DNA. We then introduce a new base of DNA (say a C) and when the cell tries to repair itself, it incorporates the new base. Hey presto!

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