TALENs Resource

Transcription activator-like effector nucleases (TALENs) are a type of gene editing technology that can be used to introduce specific changes into the DNA of living cells. TALENs are made by fusing a DNA-binding domain from a transcription activator-like effector (TALE) protein to a nuclease domain, an enzyme that can cut DNA. When a TALEN binds to a specific DNA sequence, the nuclease domain is activated and cuts the DNA at that location.

TALENs can be applied to help protect plants from the effects of climate change. TALENS have been used to improve the quality of products derived from crops.

This resource page provides news and research articles on TALENs published in Biotech Updates, as well as blogs, infographics, and publications developed by ISAAA, in partnership with The 2Blades Foundation.