Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Stock-Based Compensation - Summary of Stock-based Compensation Expense, Recognized in Statements of Operations (Detail)

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Stock-Based Compensation - Summary of Stock-based Compensation Expense, Recognized in Statements of Operations (Detail) - Cellectis (Parent) [Member] - Equity Incentive Plan [Member] - USD ($)
$ in Thousands
3 Months Ended 9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2018
Sep. 30, 2017
Sep. 30, 2018
Sep. 30, 2017
Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Compensation Cost [Line Items]        
Stock-based compensation expense $ (96) $ 98 $ 107 $ 347
Selling, General and Administrative [Member]        
Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Compensation Cost [Line Items]        
Stock-based compensation expense (115) 2 (9) 7
Research and Development [Member]        
Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Compensation Cost [Line Items]        
Stock-based compensation expense $ 19 $ 96 $ 116 $ 340