Non-viral delivery of CRISPR/Cas9 complex using CRISPR-GPS nanocomplexes

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Nanoscale, Volume 11, Issue 441, p.21317 - 21323 (2019)



There is a critical need for the development of safe and efficient delivery technologies for CRISPR/Cas9 to advance translation of genome editing to the clinic. Non-viral methods that are simple, efficient, and completely based on biologically-derived materials could offer such potential. Here we report a simple and modular tandem peptide-based nanocomplex system with cell-targeting capacity that efficiently combines guide RNA (sgRNA) with Cas9 protein, and facilitates internalization of sgRNA/Cas9 ribonucleoprotein complexes to yield robust genome editing across multiple cell lines.