Laboratory of Synthetic Genome Biology
Developing biological engineering approaches to understand epigenetics and genome organization in C. elegans

Froekjaer-Jensen (2013)

Exciting prospects for precise engineering of Caenorhabditis elegans genomes with CRISPR/Cas9.

Froekjaer-Jensen. (2013). Exciting prospects for precise engineering of Caenorhabditis elegans genomes with CRISPR/Cas9.​ Genetics. ​
Frøkjær-Jensen C
Review, Cas9, Genetic engineering, C. elegans, University of Utah.
2013
With remarkable speed, the CRISPR-Cas9 nuclease has become the genome-editing tool of choice for essentially all genetically tractable organisms. Targeting specific DNA sequences is conceptually simple because the Cas9 nuclease can be guided by a single, short RNA (sgRNA) to introduce double-strand DNA breaks (DSBs) at precise locations. Here I contrast and highlight protocols recently developed by eight different research groups, six of which are published in GENETICS, to modify the Caenorhabditis elegans genome using CRISPR/Cas9. This reverse engineering tool levels the playing field for experimental geneticists.​​​