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An efficient method for making directed DNA sequence modifications to plant genes (gene targeting) is at present lacking, thereby frustrating efforts to dissect plant gene function and engineer crop plants that better meet the world's burgeoning need for food, fibre and fuel. Zinc-finger nucleases (ZFNs)-enzymes engineered to create DNA double-strand breaks(More)
Recent studies indicate that the DNA recognition domain of transcription activator-like (TAL) effectors can be combined with the nuclease domain of FokI restriction enzyme to produce TAL effector nucleases (TALENs) that, in pairs, bind adjacent DNA target sites and produce double-strand breaks between the target sequences, stimulating non-homologous(More)
In the version of this correspondence initially published, the two previously published datasets analyzed were labeled with incorrect references in Figure 1b. Reference 2 should be associated with the second column (80 sites), and reference 3 should be associated with the third column (96 sites). In the " Battle of the chips " section, the Infinium assay(More)
Additional evidence is presented to support our recently reported conclusion that the mitotic factors of mammalian cells, which induce germinal vesicle breakdown and chromosome condensation when injected into fully grown Xenopus laevis oocytes, are localized on metaphase chromosomes. Chromosomes isolated from mitotic HeLa cells were further purified on(More)
We have developed a genetic means to recover sequences from YAC-ends near the yeast selectable marker URA3. This strategy is based on the ability of URA3 to complement mutations in pyrF, an Escherichia coli gene required for pyrimidine biosynthesis. We have developed an E.coli strain with a non-reverting allele of pyrF that is also suitable for cloning(More)
Targeted genome editing is now possible in nearly any organism and is widely acknowledged as a biotech game-changer. Among available gene editing techniques, the CRISPR-Cas9 system is the current favorite because it has been shown to work in many species, does not necessarily result in the addition of foreign DNA at the target site, and follows a set of(More)
This project allowed industrial partners to work in collaboration with academics in the design and delivery of specific modules. The project successfully developed three 'company-sponsored' modules with representatives from civil engineering (BAM Nuttall), chemical engineering (SABIC) and project management (Jacobs Engineering) companies who were able to(More)