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GSK sets up new CRISPR lab with UC, Berkeley

10:00 EDT 13 Jun 2019 | Pharmafile

GSK has struck a $67 million deal with the University of California, Berkeley.

British multinational GlaxoSmithKline will collaborate with UC, Berkeley in using gene-editing tool CRISPR to look at the ways in which gene mutations cause disease.

The five year collaboration will see UC, Berkeley and GSK set up the Laboratory for Genomics Research (LGR) which will be led by a group of researchers including Jennifer Doudna – a co-inventor of CRISPR-Cas9.     

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