The CRISPR/Cas system is a prokaryotic immune system that originally confers resistance to foreign genetic elements such as those present within plasmids and phages. CRISPR associated proteins link the CRISPR spacers to recognize and cut these exogenous genetic elements in a manner analogous to RNA interference in eukaryotic organisms.
By delivering the Cas9 nuclease and appropriate guide RNAs into a cell, the cell's genome can be cut at a desired location, allowing existing genes to be removed and/or new ones added. Since the breakthrough in 2012 scientist found various uses for CRISPR; tumor and drug research, functional research of partially unkown genes and genetically modification of crop strains to name a few. If you need help, please contact our customer support via phone, live chat or email.