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Consortium Develops New Method Enabling Routine Targeted Gene Modification

July 24, 2008

engineering graphic A multi-institutional team led by Massachusetts General Hospital investigators has developed a powerful new tool for genomic research and medicine--a robust method for generating synthetic enzymes that can target particular DNA sequences for inactivation or repair. Full Story

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