Web-based CRISPR Toolkits: Cas-OFFinder, cas-designer, and cas-analyzer

Gue Ho Hwang, Jin Soo Kim, Sangsu Bae

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Abstract

The CRISPR-Cas system facilitates highly efficient genome editing; thus, it has been applied in many research fields such as biological science, medicine, and gene therapy. However, CRISPR nucleases can cleave off-target sites as well as on-target sites, causing unwanted mutations. Furthermore, after CRISPR treatments are delivered into cells or organisms, it is important to estimate the resulting mutation rates and to determine the patterns of mutations, but these tasks can be difficult. To address these issues, we have developed a tool for identifying potential off-target sites (Cas-OFFinder), a tool for designing CRISPR targets (Cas-Designer), and an assessment tool (Cas-Analyzer). These programs are all implemented on our website so that researchers can easily design CRISPR guide RNAs and assess the resulting mutations by simply clicking on the appropriate buttons; no login process is required.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMethods in Molecular Biology
PublisherHumana Press Inc.
Pages23-33
Number of pages11
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021

Publication series

NameMethods in Molecular Biology
Volume2162
ISSN (Print)1064-3745
ISSN (Electronic)1940-6029

Keywords

  • Cas-analyzer
  • Cas-designer
  • Cas-OFFinder
  • CRISPR-cas system
  • Off-target
  • Web-based tool

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