NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Nucleic acids production company Aldevron said today it has signed a licensing agreement with Integrated DNA Technologies to manufacture and distribute an S. pyogenes Cas9 variant patented by IDT — known as SpyFi Cas9 Nuclease — for research, clinical, and commercial uses.

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