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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — Ag-bio startup Amfora announced today that it has acquired a nonexclusive license to intellectual property covering CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing and related technologies from DowDuPont's Corteva Agriscience and the Broad Institute.

San Francisco-based Amfora, which closed a $5 million Series A round roughly two years ago, aims to develop nutritionally enhanced food and feed crops. Under the terms of the license, Amfora will be able to use the IP to develop crops with increased protein content.

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