Bringing CRISPR into focus

Researchers have generated near-atomic resolution images of key steps in CRISPR-Cas3 function. The findings reveal multiple layers of error detection that prevent unintended genomic damage. Structural understanding informs efforts to improve the accuracy of CRISPR systems for gene editing and to reduce off-target effects. Source: Feed4

Common antimicrobials help patients recover from MRSA abscesses

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteria are resistant to multiple antibiotics and commonly cause skin infections that can lead to serious or life-threatening infection in other parts of the body. New research found that two common, inexpensive antimicrobials can help heal MRSA skin abscesses. The findings suggest that current treatment options for MRSA still have a […]