Introduction: The ability of most laboratories to easily access CRISPR/Cas9 engineering tools has caused a revolution in biology. One of the areas that will continue to be impacted by genome editing is the drug discovery process.
Objective: CRISPR/Cas9 will not only serve to accelerate the drug discovery pipeline, but also streamline line it by identifying high-value targets, facilitating the validation of drug: target interactions and mechanisms of action, and stimulating the development of phenotype-based high throughput screens as alternatives to target-based assays.
Conclusion: We review the literature and hurdles that have been overcome to develop the current generation of tools being used to enrich the drug discovery paradigm.
Keywords: Base editing; CRISPR/Cas9; Drug discovery; Druggable genome; RNA; Target: drug interaction validation.
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