One Anti-CRISPR to Rule Them All

Natural inhibitors of Cas9 are one of the most recent discoveries in the CRISPR world. A new paper in Cell looks at how one of the “Anti-CRISPRs” previously discovered inhibits a wide range of Cas9 orthologs. As the CRISPR craze continues, one major lingering concern is Cas9 going rogue. Once we send Cas9 into a…Read more One Anti-CRISPR to Rule Them All

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Fake It To Stay Alive: golden mimicry saves insects from predators

Many animals display bright colors to warn predators  that eating them might not be such a good idea. For example, venomous animals are often brightly colored. But producing venom costs resources, and if animals can get away with faking things, it would be selected for. Mimicking a venomous brightly colored animal can reap all the benefits without…Read more Fake It To Stay Alive: golden mimicry saves insects from predators