February 16, 2018

Yan Zhang Lab publishes paper in Molecular Cell

A Cas9 protein discovered in meningitis bacteria can act as precise “scissors” for both types of genetic material, cutting at a desired spot guided by CRISPR RNAs.

Researchers from the Yan Zhang Lab in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Michigan have discovered a single protein that can perform CRISPR-style, precise programmable cutting on both DNA and RNA. This protein is among the first few Cas9 proteins to work on both types of genetic material without artificial helper components.  






Molecular Cell selected Beth Rousseau as the only featured author in their "Meet the Authors" Session for this issue.



See the Press Release HERE

Read about the featured author, Beth Rousseau HERE

Read the published paper HERE in Molecular Cell