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Cellectis Plant Sciences recently announced it has signed an exclusive licensing agreement with the University of Minnesota, granting the firm worldwide rights to patents covering the use of CRISPR/Cas9 technology in plants.

The technology, developed for genome engineering in plants by University of Minnesota Professor Dan Voytas, strengthens Cellectis’ gene editing property rights, the firm said in a statement. Cellectis also has rights to use meganuclease and transcription activator-like effector nuclease-based gene editing technologies.

Applying CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing in plants could help scientists develop valuable crops, the firm said in a statement.
Financial and other details of the agreement were not disclosed.

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