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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University and Cellectis announced today that they will collaborate on a project that the Wyss has undertaken to recode the genome of cell lines derived from humans and other species, and to develop new tools and methods to achieve that goal.

The cell lines would be engineered to resist debilitating viral infections while carrying out their normal functions, or even perform entirely new functions, the Wyss said.

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