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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Genome editing continues to be one of the most compelling trends in biological research as investigators maintain a steady pace of studies and papers on new CRISPR-Cas systems, innovative research tools, and various uses for the technology.

But academia is certainly not alone in its enthusiasm for CRISPR — industry is joining in as various companies are either setting out to develop new tools based on the genome editing technology or find CRISPR-based applications for tools that already exist.

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