Figure 1 (IMAGE) Institute for Basic Science Caption Schematics of the CRISPR-Cas9 system. A guide RNA guides Cas9 to the target DNA sequence, which is followed by the short protospacer adjacent motif (PAM). Researchers across the globe have been adopting this technology to cut DNA at desired positions (Credit: Kim, H., & Kim, J. S. Nature Reviews Genetics, 2014). Credit IBS Usage Restrictions Please indicate the credit. License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.