The TWiVsters describe a new animal model for MERS coronavirus-induced acute respiratory distress syndrome, produced by CRISPR/Cas9 editing of the mouse gene encoding an ortholog of the virus receptor.
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- New mouse model for MERS (Nat Micro)
- RNA-guided genome engineering (Science)
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