Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology

Modern Tools for Genetic Engineering

Edited by Michael S.D. Kormann, ISBN 978-953-51-2234-0, Print ISBN 978-953-51-2392-7, 224 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published May 18, 2016 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/61377
Edited Volume

Site-specific endonucleases create double-strand breaks within the genome and can be targeted to literally any genetic mutation. Together with a repair template, a correction of the defective locus becomes possible. This book offers insight into the modern tools of genome editing, their hurdles and their huge potential. A new era of in vivo genetic engineering has begun.