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DNA-cutting enzymes could slice through gene editing patent spat

Published on 1st Oct 2015

Published on 1st October 2015

Who owns the biggest biotech advance of the century? Geneticists in Boston may have found a way around a high-stakes patent dispute over one of the most significant biotechnology breakthroughs in recent years, two novel DNA-slicing enzymes that aren't covered by any of the previous patents and that can replace the one at the center of the legal spat.

The discovery could potentially sidestep the patent dispute: it offers a different way to perform CRISPR gene editing - one that can be covered by a separate patent. 

Read more @ New Scientist