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Menke Lab ‘Game-changing’ gene edit advances squamate genomics

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Anolis gene edit mutation

CRISPR-Cas9 Gene Editing in Lizards Through Microinjection of Unfertilized Oocytes

CRISPR-Cas9 mediated gene editing has enabled the direct manipulation of gene function in many species. However, the reproductive biology of reptiles presents unique barriers for the use of this technology, and there are currently no reptiles with effective methods for targeted mutagenesis. Here we present a new approach that enables the efficient production of CRISPR-Cas9 induced mutations in Anolis lizards, an important model for studies of reptile evolution and development.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 10:36am

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Professor, Director, Developmental Biology Alliance, Ph.D. (2002) Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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