Transposition: A CRISPR Way to Get Around

Tatiana Dimitriu, Ben Ashby, Edze Westra

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CRISPR-Cas systems provide sequence-specific immunity against selfish genetic elements in prokaryotes. Now, two studies show that transposon-encoded variants can guide sequence-specific transposition. These findings have important practical implications but also raise questions of why and how this strategy would benefit transposons.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)R886-R889
Number of pages4
JournalCurrent Biology
Issue number18
Early online date23 Sep 2019
Publication statusPublished - 23 Sep 2019


  • transposable element
  • Transposons

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