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Nabiha Saklayen

She developed a way to edit genes with cheap lasers
by Katherine Bourzac

Nabiha Saklayen, 28

Cellino Biotech

Gene editing is invaluable in correcting mutations like the one that causes sickle-cell anemia. But biologists need better ways to get DNA and other ingredients into cells. Typically, the gene-editing recipe is introduced by viruses, which can have dangerous side effects, or during electroporation, a technique that uses strong electrical pulses and kills many of the cells in the process.

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