CRISPR is everywhere recently, including the recent launch of The CRISPR Journal (published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.). But, clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats is not the easiest thing to describe the layman, or even some people within the industry. This animated video from Nature beautifully illustrates how CRISPR/Cas9 can cut double-stranded DNA  for a variety of purposes.

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