Infectious diseases: CTRL + ALT + delete -- COMPAMED Trade Fair

Infectious diseases: CTRL + ALT + delete

12/01/2017

Image: hands holding a tablet with a dna string on it; Copyright: panthermedia.net/Khakimullin

A system called CRISPR produces Cas9, an enzyme that binds to the offending viral DNA, then cuts and destroys it. Scientists can send CRISPR-Cas9 to a precise location to alter a specific bit of DNA and program the bacterial defense system.