Precision BioSciences forms ag sub
The US genomics company, Precision BioSciences (Research Triangle Park, North Carolina), has formed a subsidiary, Precision PlantSciences, to focus on the development and use of its DNE (Directed Nuclease Editor) technology for agricultural applications. It is used to create site-specific modifications in plant genomes. The company has licensed the technology to DuPont, Bayer CropScience and BASF ( Agrow No 604, p 23). Precision and Bayer recently reported the first site-specific insertion using an engineered nuclease in cotton ( Agrow No 626, p 27).