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Methods Protoc. 2018, 1(1), 5; doi:10.3390/mps1010005

Generating CRISPR/Cas9-Derived Mutant Mice by Zygote Cytoplasmic Injection Using an Automatic Microinjector

Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Hinxton, CB10 1SA, UK
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Received: 20 November 2017 / Revised: 4 January 2018 / Accepted: 4 January 2018 / Published: 12 January 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances in Genome Engineering)
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Clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR)/CRISPR-associated (Cas) assisted generation of mutant animals has become the method of choice for the elucidation of gene function in development and disease due to the shortened timelines for generation of a desired mutant, the ease of producing materials in comparison to other methodologies (such as embryonic stem cells, ESCs) and the ability to simultaneously target multiple genes in one injection session. Here we describe a step by step protocol, from preparation of materials through to injection and validation of a cytoplasmic injection, which can be used to generate CRISPR mutants. This can be accomplished from start of injection to completion within 2–4 h with high survival and developmental rates of injected zygotes and offers significant advantages over pronuclear and other previously described methodologies for microinjection. View Full-Text
Keywords: cytoplasmic injection; CRISPR/Cas9; microinjection; zygotes cytoplasmic injection; CRISPR/Cas9; microinjection; zygotes

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Doe, B.; Brown, E.; Boroviak, K. Generating CRISPR/Cas9-Derived Mutant Mice by Zygote Cytoplasmic Injection Using an Automatic Microinjector. Methods Protoc. 2018, 1, 5.

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