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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Editas Medicine announced today that it has exclusively licensed intellectual property related to the use of the genome-editing technology CRISPR for human therapeutic applications.

According to Editas, the IP — owned by Broad Institute, Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Wageningen University, the University of Iowa, and the University of Tokyo — relates to a new CRISPR technology known as Cpf1, advanced forms of Cas9, and additional Cas9-based genome editing technologies.

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