Combinatorial CRISPR screening is useful for investigating synthetic lethality (SL) gene pairs. Here, we detail the steps for dual-gRNA library construction, with the introduction of two backbones, LentiGuide_DKO and LentiCRISPR_DKO. We describe steps for in vitro screening with 22Rv1-Cas9 and SaOS2-Cas9 cells followed by sequencing and data analysis. By introducing two backbones, we optimized the library construction process, facilitated standard pair-end sequencing, and provided options of screening on cells with or without modification of Cas9 expression.
- Biotechnology and bioengineering
- High Throughput Screening
- Molecular Biology