Atlas, Newpath throw $125M behind a new approach to gene editing from the field’s biggest names
A handful of the world’s most prominent gene editing-focused academics have been working for over a year on a new company built around a new approach for modifying DNA to treat disease. Known as Chroma Medicine, it launched on Wednesday with $125 million in early funding from Atlas, Newpath, Cormorant and several other VCs.
Chroma will focus on a markedly different way of modifying the genome than most of the gene editing biotechs that have arisen since CRISPR was pioneered nearly a decade ago. Instead of trying to erase or rewrite portions of a patient’s actual DNA — those As, Ts, Cs and Gs — Chroma will try to change the way that DNA is expressed in the cell.
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