Precision BioSciences and Durham STEM Students Lead Launch of First Genome Editing Experiment Into Space

December 6, 2018

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Precision BioSciences today announced that the world’s first genome editing experiment in space has been launched aboard a SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft on a Falcon 9 rocket. The mission was launched yesterday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and is anticipated to deliver its cargo to the International Space Station (ISS). Astronauts aboard the ISS are expected to perform the first genome editing experiment in space using Precision’s proprietary, next-generation genome editing technology, ARCUS.

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