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Terns' CRISPR Study Reveals Secret to Genetic Immunity

Michael Terns

A research team led by Michael Terns, Regents’ Professor of biochemistry and molecular biology in the Franklin College of Arts & Sciences, found that histones, like microscopic librarians, help sort genetic information of viral pathogens the cell has encountered to guide new viral threats.

Specifically, Terns and his team studied a type of single-cell organism called archaea. The discovery sheds direct light on archaeal genetic immune systems and could have far-reaching implications in our understanding of CRISPR genetic technologies. Read full article here: CRISPR Study.

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