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Broad Institute Awarded First Patent for Engineered CRISPR-Cas9 System

by The Broad Institute
The Broad Institute announced April 15 that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued the first patent for an engineered CRISPR-Cas9 system that is enabling scientists to modify genes and better understand the biology of living cells and organisms. The institute applied for the patent in concert with the January 3, 2013 publication in Science (Cong, et al.) that described the use of the CRISPR enzyme, Cas9, for genome editing.