NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The bio-agricultural company Monsanto will use Cellectis' meganuclease genomic engineering technology under a new license agreement, Cellectis said today.

The Cellectis technology involves using "molecular scissors" that can locate a single site in the genome of a plant cell, allowing a range of precise genome modifications, such as gene stacking, gene knock-out, and modulation of gene function.

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