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Branching Out

Zinc Finger Proteins Can Be Used as Bootstraps, Lassos

By Anette Breindl
Science Editor

Monday, July 9, 2012

In the biotech world, zinc finger nucleases got their start as gene correction tool. But their ability to precisely target and cut specific DNA sequences could be used for other purposes as well, and two recent papers reported methodological advances that could ultimately expand the uses of the technology.

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