CRISPR/Cas9 Editing to Facilitate and Expand Drug Discovery

Author(s): Francis Robert, Sidong Huang, Jerry Pelletier*

Journal Name: Current Gene Therapy

Volume 17 , Issue 4 , 2017

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Introduction: The ability of most laboratories to easily access CRISPR/Cas9 engineering tools has caused a revolution in biology. One of the areas that will continue to be impacted by genome editing is the drug discovery process.

Objective: CRISPR/Cas9 will not only serve to accelerate the drug discovery pipeline, but also streamline line it by identifying high-value targets, facilitating the validation of drug: target interactions and mechanisms of action, and stimulating the development of phenotype-based high throughput screens as alternatives to target-based assays.

Conclusion: We review the literature and hurdles that have been overcome to develop the current generation of tools being used to enrich the drug discovery paradigm.

Keywords: CRISPR/Cas9, Drug discovery, Target: drug interaction validation, Base editing, Druggable genome, RNA.

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Year: 2017
Published on: 04 January, 2018
Page: [275 - 285]
Pages: 11
DOI: 10.2174/1566523217666171121164615
Price: $65

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