Exclusive: Big-name academics and investors are quietly preparing a slate of new (epi)genome editing companies

A few weeks after Jennifer Doudna introduced CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing to the world, one of her old students decided to take the central part of the biology-altering invention and kill it.

CRISPR/Cas9, as the name implies, is a two-part system: a string of letters called a guide RNA, that says...

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