NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Precision BioSciences and Agrivida have struck an agreement to use Precision Bio's genetic modification technology to develop traits in corn that can improve animal nutrition for the dairy and beef industries.

The partners will use Precision Bio's Directed Nuclease Editor (DNE) technology, which enables production of genome-editing enyzmes that can insert, remove, modify, and regulate genes in mammalian and plant cells, Research Triangle Park, NC-based Precision said today.

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