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Cellectis/VDH sugar beet development deal

French genomics company Cellectis’ US subsidiary, Cellectis Plant Sciences (CPS - Saint Paul, Minnesota), and Belgian sugar beet seed breeders SESVanderHave (VDH – Tienen) have agreed to collaborate on the development of improved sugar beet varieties using new breeding techniques and targeted genetic modifications. CPS will provide VDH with custom-designed meganucleases for the sugar beet genome to expedite the development of new targeted traits in sugar beet. Financial terms of the agreement have not been disclosed.



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