Thursday, December 12, 2013

CRISPR/Cas9 in Drosophila cultured cells

RNAi screening in customized Drosophila cell lines has seemed like an inevitability since the emergence of the new genome engineering approaches.  With this report, that eventuality seems another step closer.

Bassett AR, Tibbit C, Ponting CP, Liu JL. Mutagenesis and homologous recombination in Drosophila cell lines using CRISPR/Cas9. Biol Open. 2013 Dec 10. PMID: 24326186.