Accessing the Phenotype Gap: Enabling Systematic Investigation of Paralog Functional Complexity with CRISPR

Date Published:

2017 Oct 09


Single-gene knockout experiments can fail to reveal function in the context of redundancy, which is frequently observed among duplicated genes (paralogs) with overlapping functions. We discuss the complexity associated with studying paralogs and outline how recent advances in CRISPR will help address the "phenotype gap" and impact biomedical research.

Last updated on 10/11/2017