I read that Cas9 protein along with guided RNA binds at a specific DNA fragment of foreign organism integrated in a host organism DNA. To make the host immune to virus infection Cas9 along with gRNA which is complementary to viral DNA attaches to it host DNA by unbinding it and then cuts the DNA at this site thereby removing the viral DNA. So the host can only remove the virus that enters second time as it makes a complementary RNA from the first virus that has integrated in it and cannot completely remove virus.
- Is the process that I am thinking right?
- And can we use Cas9 to cut the DNA at any site of our choice?