NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Taconic Biosciences said today that it has acquired a worldwide, nonexclusive license to a novel CRISPR genome-editing technology from the University of Nebraska.

Called Easi-CRISPR — short for efficient additions with ssDNA inserts-CRISPR — the technology is designed to enable more efficient targeted DNA cassette insertion in the engineering of animal models.

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