Upon executing the agreement, we announced the selection of hemophilia targets Factors VII, VIII, IX and X. Shire also received an option to name three additional targets. I'm very pleased to announce today that Shire has selected a fifth target and has committed to support the development of the ZFP Therapeutics for Huntington’s disease. A program that we had previously initiated with funding from the CHDI Foundation, a research foundation focused on developing a cure for Huntington’s disease. I have asked Philip to provide you with some background on the disease and more details on why we believe our technology can generate the unique approach for the treatment of Huntington’s later on the call.Because our ZFP technology works very specifically and efficiently at the DNA level, it enables us to provide unique therapeutic solutions to diseases where the cause has been traced to a defect in a single gene so-called monogenic diseases. Huntington’s is a well studied example as you will hear later.
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