NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – UK synthetic biology center SynbiCITE has awarded £50,000 ($62,805) to a collaboration between LGC and Desktop Genetics to develop screening and validation tools for functional genomics, cell line engineering, and synthetic bio.

Under the partnership, Desktop Genetics and LGC will develop a new pipeline for assessing the efficiency of CRISPR-based genome editing, including two PCR-based methods and one sequencing-based method for analyzing genomic DNA. Ultimately, the collaboration will produce a protocol for detecting and quantifying targeted mutations.

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