Gene-Editing Techniques

  • Kevin W. FreemanEmail author
Part of the Success in Academic Surgery book series (SIAS)


This chapter will broadly cover the newest genome editing technology, clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR), and CRISPR-associated system (Cas), as a critical tool for a modern research laboratory. Multiplex gene mutagenesis, tissue-specific gene disruption, DNA insertions, transcriptional activation, transcriptional repression, megabase-sized deletions, translocations, and genetic screens are all possible with CRISPR/Cas technology. How CRISPR-genome editing works, its applications, and considerations for best use will be discussed.


Genome editing CRISPR Cas9 Multiplexing Transcriptional regulation Animal models 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Genetics, Genomics and InformaticsUniversity of Tennessee Health Science CenterMemphisUSA

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