Genome engineering startup gets $43M to cut out bad DNA

A new startup wants to cut out bad genes before they can manifest themselves in disease,

Gigaom

http://www.boston.com/business/2013/11/25/new-company-editas-medicine-performing-molecular-surgery-disease-causing-genes/pCObLbnivSFsP7m1fgaZSO/story.html

Editas Medicine, a startup that wants to enable “molecular surgery”  to cut out bad genes before they can manifest themselves, has $43 million in Series A funding from Polaris Partners, Flagship Ventures and Third Rock Ventures.  Co-founder Dr. J.Keith Joung, who is also director of molcular pathology at Mass General Hospital, told The Boston Globe that the idea is to “make changes to DNA … if there’s a defect, you can fix it; if there’s a missing piece you can put the missing piece in.”

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