NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – ERS Genomics announced today that it has agreed to license CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing to Knudra Transgenics, a firm that engineers model organisms for biological research.

Under the terms of the worldwide license, Salt Lake City-based Knudra has obtained the rights to edit the genomes of the roundworm Caenorhabditis elegans and the zebrafish Danio rerio. Financial and other terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

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