GENE THERAPY FOR POTATOES

By hendrixnuzzles, May 8, 2015

$CLLS Talk about excitement ! One of our biotech wunderkind has
taken the lead in the race to improve the cold storage performance
of sliced potatoes !

Cellectis is not only trying to fix human genes, they now have the genes of innocent plants in their crosshairs. First potatoes. Then they’ll go after soybeans, corn, and wheat. It appears that no grain will be safe.

They were just approved to start planting a genetically modified
potato, sort of like a Phase Trial for vegetables. Now don’t start to giggle and snort. You may not care if your spuds don’t do well in the fridge, but folks like McDonalds, Wendy’s, and Burger King will pay close attention.

Cellectis just renamed their plant division. Why, I ask myself.
In their road shows the CEO keeps trying to get a word in at the end about their plant division, but it seems the listeners are far more interested in human cancer therapy. Look, I get it…saving people from mortal cancer could be a hot thing. But a better french fry
could a have big impact on our society, too.

Coming soon to a fast food chain near you. Hoping for a plump spinoff of the Cellectis plant sciences division.

Long $CLLS

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As someone definitely outside the three inner circles of Biotech Gummies, I expect anti-GMO sentiment to grow in the U.S., and think Europe and other parts of the world which reject GMOs are right to do so unless they are ever proven safe. So short term, this may be a profitable move, but in the long term I think chains who convert to non-GMO ingredients will do better, so companies that provide GMO tech and products may suffer.

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CLLS- S&W Seed Company and Calyxt Inc Introduce Alfalfa Seed Collaboration 8:11 am ET June 9, 2015 Benzinga) S&W Seed Company (Nasdaq: SANW), a leading provider of seed genetics, production, processing and marketing for the alfalfa seed market, and Calyxt, Inc., a Minnesota-based company focusing on developing healthier food products, and a wholly owned subsidiary of Cellectis S.A. (Nasdaq: CLLS, Alternext: ALCLS.PA), today announced they have entered into a collaboration agreement to research, develop, produce and commercialize alfalfa seed products involving next generation gene editing technology on S&W’s industry leading alfalfa seed genetics. Calyxt’s technology allows for the custom gene-editing… Read more »

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University of Minnesota Grants Calyxt an Exclusive License to its Homologous Recombination Technology in Plants July 28, 2015 BusinessWire Calyxt, Inc., a Minnesota-based company focusing on developing healthier food products, today announced that it has signed an exclusive license agreement with the University of Minnesota that grants Cellectis the worldwide rights to use the technology covered by the patent rights of the family PCT/US2013/046495 entitled “Gene Targeting Using Replicating DNA Molecules”. In combination with nuclease technologies, this delivery method, which is based on a group of DNA viruses known as geminiviruses, enables efficient targeted modification of plant genomes and was… Read more »

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Alternative CRISPR system could improve genome editing:
http://www.nature.com/news/alternative-crispr-system-could-improve-genome-editing-1.18432

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Hi Ben, $CLLS is the only biotech I have a position in that is not a long recommendation of Dr. Kss. Doc has expressed favorable opinions on the company but has not invested in it. One factor in my thinking on CLLS is that the plant division is seriously overlooked. It is an asset that has agriculture as its foundation, and I am looking for ways to invest in agriculture…most of the traditional companies are processors, chemical companies, or equipment makers; commodity futures are too dangerous; and for a person like myself there are not many suitable ways to invest… Read more »

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Hi Lawrence-
Have you reviewed the upcoming events at Calyxt lately? 3 in October, 1 in November, 2 in December: http://www.calyxt.com/newsevents/events/ Long CLLS Best-Ben

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F Zhang is the COO of Calyst- Have you seen these Publications from his lab website? http://zlab.mit.edu/publications.html 🙂 – Best-Ben

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Took a look, it would be useless for me to read these. I might as well try to read Chaldean pictograms. But I like the international meritocracy of MIT brainy types… and they seem to have a grip on CRISPR technology as well. Interesting that Zhang is COO and also the kingpin of the MIT think tank. I checked out S&W Seed, a transcript of their financial report webcast. They are strictly focused on alfalfa. I’m going to check their financials, they would be a small play but they are investable, and may get impressive growth. They seem like a… Read more »

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Alfalfa Calyst-(I know not potatoes but no need to set up add’l thread 🙂 ): Few Facts & Figures on Alfalfa seed by Calyxt partner S&W Seed Company at ROTH Conference $ALCLS $CLLS- https://t.co/CoSXib2JqO via Biotech Radar
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$CLLS, #Ag Pew Health ‏@pewhealth 1h1 hour ago
Food safety funding from House appropriators exceeds Obama administration’s FY2017 request: http://pew.org/1NBGMrc #foodsafety
Appropriations Committee Releases the Fiscal Year 2017 Agriculture Appropriations Bill
Legislation supports federal programs for rural communities, farmers, and ranchers, maintains food and drug safety, provides food security for those in need http://appropriations.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=394490

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Bringing nitrogen out to pasture http://scienmag.com/bringing-nitrogen-out-to-pasture/

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$CLXT Calyxt IPOed see – https://www.stockgumshoe.com/2016/09/microblog-food-discussion/comment-page-1/#comment-4947119