NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Editas Medicine has announced a three-year collaboration with Italy's Fondazione Telethon and Ospedale San Raffaele to research and develop gene-edited hematopoietic stem cell and T-cell therapies.

Under the terms of the agreement, Editas will collaborate with the Milan-based San Raffaele Telethon Institute for Gene Therapy, a joint project of the two Italian partners. The collaborators will try to develop gene-editing approaches to treat rare diseases, including unspecified indications in blood and bone marrow.

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