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Sangamo BioSciences, Inc.聽announced earlier this week that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted orphan drug designation to SB-FIX, the company’s zinc finger nuclease (ZFN)-mediated genome editing product candidate for the treatment of hemophilia B. Sangamo expects to initiate a Phase 1/2 clinical study (SB-FIX-1501) in adult subjects with the disease in 2016.



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