NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Bayer CropScience, the agricultural subsidiary of Bayer, and Precision BioSciences announced today that they will collaborate on creating site-specific genome modifications in plants.

Under the deal, Bayer will have non-exclusive access to Precision Bio's Direct Nuclease Editor technology, which can be used to develop novel traits in plants, the firms said. Precision Bio also will supply Bayer with multiple DNE-engineered enzymes for use across the company's crop platforms.

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