Broad Institute claims Feng Zhang conceptualized CRISPR system in 2011

Jef Akst, The Scientist, 12 December 2016 http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/47733/title/New-Developments-in-CRISPR-Patent-Case/

The Broad Institute has released documents claiming that Feng Zhang conceptualized using the CRISPR system in human and mouse cells in February 2011, well before Doudna’s 2012 Science paper.  While the documents cannot prove Zhang had any success with the system prior to Doudna’s paper, the timeline could be relevant if the courts rule that the Broad’s patent interferes with UC-Berkeley’s.

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