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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Horizon Discovery said today it has entered into a research collaboration covering gene editing with the Institute of Neurology, University College London.

The partnership will focus on creating human isogenic disease model cell lines with the insertion of Huntington disease-causing triplet repeats. The program at UCL is a new disease area for Horizon, and inserting triplet repeats into a wild type genome is a new alteration application for the company's rAAV-mediated human gene-editing platform called Genesis, it said.

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