“CRISPR is often described as a “cut and paste” tool for DNA. But so far, the gene editing tech has proven far better at cutting than pasting — its gene insertion success rate is around a dismal one percent.

Now, a team of researchers is conducting an experimental study to see if they can improve this rate by exploiting transposons, so-called “jumping genes” that do nothing but selfishly copy and paste themselves throughout the genome — and so far, it seems to be working…”

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