Finally! CRISPR Therapeutics, Intellia Therapeutics, and Caribou Biosciences are granted the patent they have long been looking for

CRISPR Therapeutics, Intellia Therapeutics, and Caribou Biosciences, Inc., announced the news about the granted U.S. Patent No. 10,000,772 (“the ‘772 patent”) by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). This patent covers methods of using optimized guide RNA formats (including single guide and dual guide formats) in certain environments, including eukaryotic cells (such as human, animal and plant cells). The optimized formats modify the part of a guide RNA that interacts with the CRISPR/Cas9 nuclease.

The ‘772 patent claims priority to a U.S. provisional application, filed by UC on May 25, 2012 . . .

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