CRISPRon/off: CRISPR/Cas9 on- and off-target gRNA design

Bioinformatics. 2022 Oct 22;btac697. doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btac697. Online ahead of print.


Summary: The effectiveness of CRISPR/Cas9-mediated genome editing experiments largely depends on the guide RNA (gRNA) used by the CRISPR/Cas9 system for target recognition and cleavage activation. Careful design is necessary to select a gRNA with high editing efficiency at the on-target site and with minimum off-target potential. Here we present our webserver for gRNA design with a user-friendly graphical interface, which provides interoperability between our on- and off-target prediction tools, CRISPRon and CRISPRoff, for a complete and streamlined gRNA selection.

Availability and implementation: The graphical interface uses the Integrative Genomic Viewer (IGV) JavaScript plugin. The backend tools are implemented in Python and C. The CRISPRon and CRISPRoff webservers and command-line tools are freely available at