Selection-Free Zinc-Finger Nuclease Engineering by Context-Dependent Assembly (CoDA)
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Engineered zinc-finger nucleases (ZFNs) enable targeted genome modification. Here we describe Context-Dependent Assembly (CoDA), a platform for engineering ZFNs using only standard cloning techniques or custom DNA synthesis. Using CoDA ZFNs, we rapidly altered 20 genes in zebrafish, Arabidopsis, and soybean. The simplicity and efficacy of CoDA will enable broad adoption of ZFN technology and make possible large-scale projects focused on multi-gene pathways or genome-wide alterations.
This is a manuscript of an article from Nature Methods 8 (2011): 67, doi: 10.1038/nmeth.1542. Posted with permission.