The Google of CRISPR tech? Tech legends Tim Cook and Jeff Huber back Mammoth Biosciences
A startup led by a group of Bay Area grad students says it’s building a platform that harnesses the “search engine” function of CRISPR, winning $23 million in backing from a slew of high profile investors Tuesday.
The company, called Mammoth Biosciences, was co-founded by CRISPR legend Jennifer Doudna — one of the most famous scientific pioneers behind CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing tech. The other founders include the 29-year-old CEO Trevor Martin, a Stanford PhD, and CTO Ashley Tehranchi, also out of Stanford. The duo launched the company with the help of two students in Doudna’s lab: Janice Chen and Lucas Harrington, who will lead scientific research. Doudna heads up the scientific advisory board.
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