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ERS Genomics

ERS Genomics was founded to provide access to foundational CRISPR-Cas9 IP held by Emmanuelle Charpentier for applications other than human disease treatment.

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.

The Guardian reports that some UK physicians are calling for increased regulation of direct-to-consumer genetic tests.

US tax agency says 23andMe's genetic health test can be claimed as a medical expense for tax purposes, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Two Democratic lawmakers argue at USA Today that independent science is under attack by the Trump Administration.

In PLOS this week: networks of genes co-expressed in depression, role of minichromosome maintenance genes in lung adenocarcinoma, and more.