NYU Langone researchers launch AI gene editing tool

Researchers at New York City-based NYU Langone and the University of Toronto are collaborating on an artificial intelligence tool that can model a type of gene editing DNA interactions called "zinc finger" editing.

The new technology, called ZFDesign, is based on data generated by the screen of nearly 50 billion possible zinc finger-DNA interactions. According to the researchers, zinc finger editing could be a safer alternative to CRISPR gene editing.

The research team plans to make the model precise so that it can build more zinc-finger groupings, according to a Jan. 26 NYU Langone news release. 

The study was funded through National Institutes of Health and Canadian Institutes of Health grants. 

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