ERS Genomics

The pharma and biotech company said it plans to use the genome editing technology in its bioproduction products and services and in stem cells for research.

DefiniGen said it plans to use ERS Genomics' technology to create disease models to support drug discovery for type 2 diabetes and other conditions.

GenAhead said it will use the IP it had licensed from ERS for genome editing applications in pharmaceutical drug discovery and development.

Axcelead, a Japanese drug discovery service provider, will use the technology to include creation of genetically modified animals in its service offerings.

Under the terms of the agreements, Thermo Fisher obtains global non-exclusive rights to products, tools, and research services involving the technologies.

The NMI Natural and Medical Sciences Institute at the university and its affiliate will use the patents to expand their cell-based research service offerings.

The deal expands Evotec's existing CRISPR licenses through the Broad Institute and adds to ERS's list of licensees for its gene editing technology.

New results from the NASA Twins Study indicate that the immune system may rev up when in space, the Washington Post reports.

Kelvin Droegemeier, the new science advisor, spoke at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting, Geekwire reports.

In PNAS this week: whole-genome assembly for the white shark, paper-based microfluidic method for detecting the malaria parasite, and more.

The World Health Organization has announced the members of its gene-editing committee, according to NPR.