|12 Months Ended|
Dec. 31, 2016
|Claims Settlement Disclosure [Abstract]|
NOTE 15 – CLAIMS SETTLEMENT
In September 2015 the Company received $14.5 million as a settlement with certain institutional investors that were beneficial owners of Sangamo’s common stock related to the disgorgement of short-swing profits pursuant to Section 16(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. The settlement of $9.5 million, net of a $5.0 million income tax benefit and certain expenses, was recognized as additional paid-in capital.