NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Gene editing firm Horizon Discovery and Rutgers University announced today that they have signed a partnership deal to commercialize a gene editing technology developed in the lab of Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School pharmacology associate professor Shengkan Jin.

The base editing platform — which modifies genes by creating single point mutations in DNA without making double-stranded breaks — has potential applications in the development of new cell therapies and will augment Horizon's research tools and services, the company said.

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