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Synthego raises funds from big names

by Ann M. Thayer
January 9, 2017 | APPEARED IN VOLUME 95, ISSUE 2

Synthego, a four-year-old genome engineering tools firm, has raised $41 million in a Series B funding round. Investors include the technology venture firms 8VC and AME Cloud Ventures, backed by Yahoo founder Jerry Yang. Jennifer Doudna, a UC Berkeley professor and CRISPR/Cas9 pioneer, also invested. Synthego provides synthetic RNA sequences critical for employing CRISPR technology. The company was founded by former SpaceX engineers Paul and Michael Dabrowski.

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