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CRISPR has transformed the genome editing process. CRISPR could be used to modify and regulate phenomenon of our interest in organisms from all three domains of life. Applications of CRISPR mediated precision genome engineering are immense and we are optimistic that it marks the dawn of a remarkable era of genome reprogrammed achievements. In this perspective piece, we postulate how the scientific breakthrough of CRISPR-Cas9 facilitated genome engineering could help in achieving sustainable environmental cleanup via phytoremediation.
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