DuPont in CRISPR-Cas patent land grab.

Daniel Grushkin, Nature Biotechnology (2016) 34:13.

DuPont Pioneer has entered into a partnership with Caribou Biosciences to share intellectual property rights for CRISPR/Cas gene editing in plants.  Caribou Biosciences was founded by CRISPR researcher Jennifer Doudna to develop commercial uses of the CRISPR/Cas technology.  This partnership enables sharing of intellectual property, but each company is limited in the plant species they may modify.  DuPont Pioneer may use the technology to edit major crops like corn and soybean, while Caribou Biosciences will be limited to editing smaller market crops, such as fruits and vegetables.

Author: Advanced Analytical

Advanced Analytical Technologies, Inc. (AATI) simplifies complex genomics workflows to accelerate research and discovery in pharmaceuticals, life science, biofuels, biotechnology and healthcare.

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