Honors Program Theses

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Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

First Advisor

James Jurgenson, Honors Thesis Advisor

Abstract

Researchers make use of this system by creating RNA that will bind to both the DNA of the target cell and an enzyme (usually Cas9). This causes DNA to be cut at the location that was targeted. When a DNA cut such as this occurs, the cell naturally repairs the area by adding genetic material. The guide RNA, which was attached to the now-cut DNA, has the changes to genetic material desired by researchers coded into it. As the cell repairs itself, it creates new DNA that incorporates these changes. Using this system, researchers are able to induce genetic changes in organisms much more efficiently than with other techniques.

Year of Submission

5-2020

Department

Department of Biology

University Honors Designation

A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the designation University Honors

Date Original

5-2020

Object Description

1 PDF file (24 pages)

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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