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Editas Medicine to Present Data on CRISPR/Cas9-mediated Gene Editing in Hematopoietic Stem/Progenitor Cells at ESGCT-ISSCR 2016


Posted on: 17 Oct 16

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 17, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Editas Medicine, Inc. (NASDAQ:EDIT), a leading genome editing company, today announced that its scientists will present data on the use of CRISPR/Cas9-mediated gene editing in human hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells in a poster presentation at the 24th Annual Congress of the European Society of Gene and Cell Therapy, hosted in conjunction with the 2016 International Symposia of the International Society for Stem Cell Research. The meeting will take place Oct. 18-21 at the Palazzo dei Congressi in Florence, Italy.

The following is a short summary and timing for the poster presentation:

Title: Highly efficient CRISPR/Cas9 mediated gene editing in long-term engrafting human hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells

Authors: J. M. Heath, A. Chalishazar, C.S. Lee, W. Selleck, C. Cotta-Ramusino, D. Bumcrot, J.L. Gori

Date/Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m. CEST, Wednesday, Oct. 19

About Editas Medicine
Editas Medicine is a leading genome editing company dedicated to treating patients with genetically defined diseases by correcting their disease-causing genes. The company was founded by world leaders in genome editing, and its mission is to translate the promise of genome editing science into a broad class of transformative genomic medicines to benefit the greatest number of patients.

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Last updated on: 18/10/2016

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