As part of the NIH’s Somatic Cell Genome Editing (SCGE) program, the Office of Strategic Coordination (Common Fund) intends to publish a prize competition announcement to solicit entries for the multi-phase TARGETED (Targeted Genome Editor Delivery) Challenge.
The TARGETED Challenge aims to improve the current state of in vivo delivery technologies for genome editors in two Target Areas:
1) programmable delivery systems to deliver genome editing machinery that can target specific tissues or cell types;
2) highly efficient non-viral delivery systems capable of crossing the blood brain barrier (BBB) to deliver genome editing machinery to a substantial proportion of clinically relevant cell types in the central nervous system (CNS).
An informational webinar is planned for June 1st, 2023 at 12pm ET.
More information available: here.