Single guide RNAs (sgRNAs) are a critical component of CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing—success of the experiment often depends on sgRNA design. With so much relying on the sequence, it's common practice to test multiple sgRNAs for a single modification. Cloning of sgRNAs is often done with Type IIS restriction enzymes and ligase, a method that is time-consuming and inflexible. Restriction sites for Type IIS enzymes usually need to be engineered into vectors, and ligase is generally inefficient with large vectors. Given these factors, Type IIS-based approaches require multiple cloning steps to generate your final construct.
In-Fusion Cloning greatly improves and streamlines the genome editing workflow. This seamless technology avoids the bottlenecks of the usual methods and easily accommodates the substantial cloning needs of CRISPR/Cas9 experiments.
- Single-step, ligase-free reactions
- Restriction site-independent cloning
- Direct cloning into large expression vectors
- Seamless multi-insert cloning
- High-throughput capabilities
These features show particular utility for sgRNA/Cas9 cloning. With a more efficient workflow, you can easily generate many plasmids at once, as may be needed to test multiple sgRNAs for a single modification or for the paired nickases approach. Additionally, the capability for seamless multi-insert cloning is ideally suited to cloning more than one sgRNA in a single vector for multiplex genome editing.
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In-Fusion Cloning has been used for seamless cloning of sgRNA constructs for CRISPR/Cas9 vector systems.
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