NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The UK's Horizon Discovery Group and Fulcrum Therapeutics have announced a collaboration to use CRISPR/Cas9-based screening to identify drug targets in genetic diseases.

Under the terms of the agreement, Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Fulcrum will use Horizon's CRISPR screening platform to find targets for regulating gene expression in diseases with no current treatment options. The collaboration will last approximately six months and will be done under a full-time equivalent plus consumables model.

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