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The Broad Institute Inc. and Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Date: 2016-11-11

The invention provides for delivery, engineering and optimization of systems, methods, and compositions for manipulation of sequences and/or activities of target sequences. Provided are delivery systems and tissues or organ which are targeted as sites for delivery. Also provided are vectors and vector systems some of which encode one or more components of a CRISPR complex, as well as methods for the design and use of such vectors. Also provided are methods of directing CRISPR complex formation in eukaryotic cells to ensure enhanced specificity for target recognition and avoidance of toxicity and to edit or modify a target site in a genomic locus of interest to alter or improve the status of a disease or a condition.


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The Broad Institute Inc. and Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Date: 2017-04-05

Disclosed is a method of generating a set of sequence-verified nucleic acid elements for the combinatorial construction of genetic elements. The method includes: providing a plurality of nucleic acid parts; assembling nucleic acid parts to form a one or more nucleic acid elements, wherein the nucleic acid elements include at least two sequences selected from the plurality of parts; and determining the sequence of the nucleic acid elements. Further disclosed is pool of higher-order nucleic acid constructs or amplification products thereof, comprising one or more nucleic acid elements as well as kits including a the pool of sequence-verified nucleic acid elements of claims and/or a pool of higher-order nucleic acid constructs; and a plurality of primers for retrieving one or more sequence-verified nucleic acid elements and/or higher-order nucleic acid constructs.


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The Broad Institute Inc. and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute | Date: 2016-10-20

The present invention relates to compositions and methods for targeting cancer-specific DNA sequences, such as copy number amplifications and other types of cancer-specific sequence variations, such as cancer-specific polymorphisms, insertions, or deletions. The present invention provides hereto sequence-specific DNA targeting agents targeting a sequence within the amplified DNA region or a sequence otherwise specific for a cancer cell compared to a non-cancer cell. The invention further relates to methods for treating cancer, comprising administering such sequence-specific DNA targeting agents. The invention further relates to methods for preparing sequence-specific DNA targeting agent, as well as screening methods using the DNA targeting agents.


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The Broad Institute Inc., Massachusetts Institute of Technology and President And Fellows Of Harvard College | Date: 2016-12-22

The present invention generally relates to methods and compositions used for the spatial and temporal control of gene expression that may use inducible transcriptional effectors. The invention particularly relates to inducible methods of altering or perturbing expression of a genomic locus of interest in a cell wherein the genomic locus may be contacted with a non-naturally occurring or engineered composition comprising a deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) binding polypeptide.


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The Broad Institute Inc., Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Rockefeller University | Date: 2016-07-22

The invention provides for systems, methods, and compositions for altering expression of target gene sequences and related gene products. Provided are vectors and vector systems, some of which encode one or more components of a CRISPR complex, as well as methods for the design and use of such vectors. Also provided are methods of directing CRISPR complex formation in eukaryotic cells and methods for utilizing the CRISPR-Cas system.


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The Broad Institute Inc., Massachusetts Institute of Technology and President And Fellows Of Harvard College | Date: 2017-02-17

The invention provides for delivery, engineering and optimization of systems, methods, and compositions for manipulation of sequences and/or activities of target sequences. Provided are vectors and vector systems, some of which encode one or more components of a CRISPR complex, as well as methods for the design and use of such vectors. Also provided are methods of directing CRISPR complex formation in prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells to ensure enhanced specificity for target recognition and avoidance of toxicity.


Patent
The Broad Institute Inc. and Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Date: 2017-02-10

The invention provides for delivery, engineering and optimization of systems, methods, and compositions for manipulation of sequences and/or activities of target sequences. Provided are delivery systems and tissues or organ which are targeted as sites for delivery. Also provided are vectors and vector systems some of which encode one or more components of a CRISPR complex, as well as methods for the design and use of such vectors. Also provided are methods of directing CRISPR complex formation in eukaryotic cells to ensure enhanced specificity for target recognition and avoidance of toxicity and to edit or modify a target site in a genomic locus of interest to alter or improve the status of a disease or a condition.


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President And Fellows Of Harvard College, The Broad Institute Inc. and Massachusetts General Hospital | Date: 2017-02-22

The present invention generally relates to microfluidic devices, including systems and methods for tagging droplets within such devices. In some aspects, microfluidic droplets are manipulated by exposing the droplets (or other discrete entities) to a variety of different conditions. By incorporating into the droplets a plurality of nucleic acid tags, and optionally ligating then nucleic acids together, the conditions that a droplet was exposed to may be encoded by the nucleic acid tags. Thus, even if droplets exposed to different conditions are mixed together, the conditions that each droplet encountered may still be determined, for example, by sequencing the nucleic acids.


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The Broad Institute Inc., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Gao, Zetsche and Slaymaker | Date: 2017-02-15

Disclosed and claimed are mutation(s) or modification(s) of the CRISPR enzyme, for example a Cas enzyme such as a Cas9, which obtain an improvement, for instance a reduction, as to off-target effects of a CRISPR-Cas or CRISPR-enzyme or CRISPR-Cas9 system or complex containing or including such a mutated or modified Cas or CRISPR enzyme or Cas9. Methods for making and using and uses of such mutated or modified Cas or CRISPR enzyme or Cas9 and systems or complexes containing the same and products from such methods and uses are also disclosed and claimed.


Patent
The Broad Institute Inc., President And Fellows Of Harvard College and Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Date: 2017-07-19

The present invention generally relates to a combination of molecular barcoding and emulsion-based microfluidics to isolate, lyse, barcode, and prepare nucleic acids from individual cells in a high-throughput manner.

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