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Monsanto Licenses Broad Institute CRISPR/Cas9 Technology

05:44 EDT 23 Sep 2016 | Genetic Engineering News

Monsanto said it has signed a nonexclusive global license with the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard for agricultural applications of its CRISPR/Cas genome-editing technology.

The value of the agreement and other terms were not disclosed.

Monsanto—which is being acquired by Bayer for $66 billion—and the Broad Institute said the agreement is expected to be applied toward improved crops.

“Genome-editing technologies, such as CRISPR/Cas, offer a way for scientists to promote site-directed integration of specific genes as well as the opportunity to enhance beneficial or remove undesired plant characteristics. These techniques will enable plant breeders to deliver better hybrids and varieties more efficiently,” Monsanto said in a statement.

The license “provides access to an exciting tool for our growing body of genome-editin

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