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Sep 1, 2019

Giant virus has evolved its own kind of CRISPR to destroy invaders

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

By Michael Le Page

The mimivirus is so enormous it has its own kind of CRISPR-like immune system to defend against the smaller viruses that attack it. A team in France has confirmed how it works by transferring the entire system to a bacterium and tweaking it to destroy a different target.

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