An artist's depiction of the CRISPR system in action. Illustration by Stephen Dixon
In the new study, researchers describe the genetic analysis of 150,000 patients showing that rare mutations in a gene called SLC30A8 reduce risk of type 2 diabetes by 65 percent. Image by Lauren Solomon, Broad Communications
This image of the Cas9 complex depicts the Cas9 protein (in light blue), along with its guide RNA (yellow), and target DNA (red). Image courtesy of Bang Wong, from source material provided by Feng Zhang.