Assembly of CRISPR ribonucleoproteins with biotinylated oligonucleotides via an RNA aptamer for precise gene editing

@article{CarlsonStevermer2017AssemblyOC,
  title={Assembly of CRISPR ribonucleoproteins with biotinylated oligonucleotides via an RNA aptamer for precise gene editing},
  author={Jared Carlson-Stevermer and Amr A. Abdeen and Lucille Kohlenberg and Madelyn E Goedland and Kaivalya Molugu and Meng Lou and Krishanu Saha},
  journal={Nature Communications},
  year={2017},
  volume={8}
}
Writing specific DNA sequences into the human genome is challenging with non-viral gene-editing reagents, since most of the edited sequences contain various imprecise insertions or deletions. We developed a modular RNA aptamer-streptavidin strategy, termed S1mplex, to complex CRISPR-Cas9 ribonucleoproteins with a nucleic acid donor template, as well as other biotinylated molecules such as quantum dots. In human cells, tailored S1mplexes increase the ratio of precisely edited to imprecisely… 

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