US Patent No. 8,889,356

CRISPR-Cas nickase systems, methods and compositions for sequence manipulation in eukaryotes
Nov 21, 2014

The Broad Institute and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have been awarded US Patent No. 8,889,356, "CRISPR-Cas nickase systems, methods and compositions for sequence manipulation in eukaryotes."

Feng Zhang is named as the inventor.

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