Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Stock-Based Compensation - Additional Information (Detail)

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Stock-Based Compensation - Additional Information (Detail) - USD ($)
$ in Thousands
3 Months Ended 9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2018
Sep. 30, 2017
Sep. 30, 2018
Sep. 30, 2017
IPO [Member] | Omnibus Plan [Member]        
Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award [Line Items]        
Completion date of initial public offering     July 25, 2017  
Cellectis (Parent) [Member] | Nonemployee Restricted Stock Units [Member]        
Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award [Line Items]        
Dividends $ 415 $ 2,769 $ 1,790 $ 2,838