NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Horizon Discovery today said that it is collaborating with Desktop Genetics to develop a CRISPR design platform.

The Cambridge, UK-based firm said that Desktop Genetics will design and implement algorithms based on input from Horizon, which said it will use the platform to quickly identify the best guide-RNAs in the human genome for each gene editing task as part of its Genesis portfolio of gene editing technologies.

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