About the Authors

Daniel F. Voytas

voytas@umn.edu (DFV); cxgao@genetics.ac.cn (CG)

Affiliation Department of Genetics, Cell Biology, and Development and Center for Genome Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

Caixia Gao

voytas@umn.edu (DFV); cxgao@genetics.ac.cn (CG)

Affiliation State Key Laboratory of Plant Cell and Chromosome Engineering, Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

Competing Interests

D.F.V. is an inventor on several patents concerning TAL effector-mediated DNA modification and serves as Chief Science Officer for Cellectis Plant Sciences, a biotechnology company that uses sequence-specific nucleases to create new crop varieties.