A World Health Organization (WHO) committee said on July 12 that human genome editing technologies to treat serious disease should be shared more generously, to allow poorer nations to benefit from the highly dynamic scientific field.
AbbVie announced the company’s latest chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-T cell investment, a collaboration with Caribou Biosciences worth $40 million up front in cash and equity to develop two CRISPR-edited cell therapies against AbbVie-specified targets.
Eli Lilly and Company and Precision BioSciences Inc. announced a research collaboration and exclusive license agreement to use Precision’s ARCUS genome editing platform to research and develop potential in vivo therapies for a series of genetic disorders.
Intellia Therapeutics is focused on implementing a full-spectrum genome editing approach, as the company has a pipeline spanning both in vivo and ex vivo therapies to address severe and life-threatening diseases.
Cambridge, Mass.-based bluebird bio and Bagsvaerd, Denmark-based Novo Nordisk agreed to develop next-generation genome editing therapies for genetic diseases, including hemophilia.
Shares of Editas Medicine were down nearly 20 percent after CEO Katrine Bosley abruptly announced her decision to resign from her role at the company effective March 1, 2019.
Intellia Therapeutics will host an educational briefing webinar on interference proceedings relating to CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing technology patents.