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Gene editing fixes flaw linked to bad hearts

Researchers from Oregon Health and Science University provided the details today on an experiment with human embryos that demonstrated how gene editing can repair a genetic flaw linked to heart disease. The outlines of the experiment were reported last week, but … Continue reading

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Khosla powers Viome into wellness market

Khosla Ventures, the prominent Silicon Valley venture capital firm whose interests range from biofuels to spaceflight, was revealed today as the lead investor in Viome, the wellness monitoring startup co-founded by Seattle-area entrepreneur Naveen Jain. Khosla’s role was among the additional details that … Continue reading

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We’re ‘likely’ to break climate speed limit

A statistical analysis led by researchers at the University of Washington sees almost no chance that the world’s nations will be able to keep the rise in global temperatures below 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) over the course of … Continue reading

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Viome raises millions for wellness monitoring

Viome, the wellness monitoring service founded by Seattle-area tech entrepreneur Naveen Jain, has raised $15 million this month in an investment round, according to documents filed today with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The equity sale boosts the first commercial venture brought … Continue reading

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Futurists gather in Seattle to see what’s ahead

Professional futurists are gathering in Seattle, for the second time in 15 years. But don’t expect to recognize them by their business cards. Many modern-day futurists tend to call themselves something else – for example, foresight specialist, which is Jonelle Simunich’s title at … Continue reading

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Oregon team edits genes in human embryos

Chinese researchers crossed a threshold last year when they used CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing tools to modify human embryos, and now Oregon researchers have reportedly crossed it as well. A report in MIT Technology Review suggests that the team at Oregon Health and Science University in … Continue reading

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Cyrus Biotech raises $8M for protein toolkit

Cyrus Biotechnology is getting an $8 million infusion for its cloud-based protein modeling and design toolkit, thanks to a Series A financing round. The investment round was led by Trinity Ventures, with participation from OrbiMed Advisors, SpringRock Ventures, the W Fund and individual investors, the Seattle-based … Continue reading

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