The mimivirus is so large and its own immune system is similar to CRISPR to protect it against the smallest viruses that attack it. A team in France confirmed how it works by transferring the whole system to a bacterium and converting it to a different target.
While CRISPR has become famous as a genetic tool, genetics can be used to edit genomics. The bacteria “bits” on DNA bits from the viruses that attack them and add to it… t
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