CRISPR interference technique enables study of basic cell biology and disease in human stem cells
The CRISPR interference technique allows new explorations of human cells. Here, Allen Distinguished Investigator Martin Kampmann, Ph.D., and his colleagues used the method to reduce levels of a dementia-associated protein known as progranulin, shown in green on the left, in human neurons by dialing down the progranulin gene in the cells on the right. (Image adapted from Tian et al (2019) Neuron 104:239)
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