Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: UMD researcher establishes a new viable CRISPR-Cas12b system for plant genome engineering

(University of Maryland) In a new publication in Nature Plants, assistant professor of Plant Science at the University of Maryland Yiping Qi has established a new CRISPR genome engineering system as viable in plants for the first time: CRISPR-Cas12b. With CRISPR-Cas12b, Qi is presenting a system in plants that is versatile, customizable, and ultimately provides effective gene editing, activation, and repression all in one system.