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  • Genome-editing tool TALEN outperforms CRISPR-Cas9 in tightly packed DNA

    "Group" photo outside the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology on the U. of I. campus.

    The research team included, from left, postdoctoral researcher Saurabh Shukla, graduate student Che Yang, chemical and biomolecular engineering professor Huimin Zhao, physics professor Paul Selvin, graduate student Meng Zhang, postdoctoral researcher Zia Fatma, graduate student Xiong Xiong, and Surbhi Jain, a former doctoral student at the U. of I. who is now a group lead in cancer biology at Northwestern University. Composite image from separate photos, in compliance with COVID-19 safety protocols.

    Composite photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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  • Editor’s notes

    To reach Huimin Zhao, email zhao5@illinois.edu.  

    The paper “TALEN outperforms Cas9 in editing heterochromatin target sites” is available from the U. of I. News Bureau.

    DOI: 10.1038/s41467-020-20672-5