CRISPR and Target-Specific DNA Endonucleases for Efficient DNA Knock-in in Eukaryotic Genomes

  • Lee, Seung Hwan (National Primate Research Center, Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology) ;
  • Kim, Sunghyun (Department of Pathology, College of Medicine, Kyung Hee University) ;
  • Hur, Junho K (Department of Pathology, College of Medicine, Kyung Hee University)
  • Received : 2018.10.13
  • Accepted : 2018.11.08
  • Published : 2018.11.30


The discovery and mechanistic understanding of target-specific genome engineering technologies has led to extremely effective and specific genome editing in higher organisms. Target-specific genetic modification technology is expected to have a leading position in future gene therapy development, and has a ripple effect on various basic and applied studies. However, several problems remain and hinder efficient and specific editing of target genomic loci. The issues are particularly critical in precise targeted insertion of external DNA sequences into genomes. Here, we discuss some recent efforts to overcome such problems and present a perspective of future genome editing technologies.


Supported by : National Research Foundation (NRF), Korea Research Institute of Bioscience & Biotechnology (KRIBB)


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