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November 3, 2020

Doudna’s Scribe unveils

Nature Biotechnology – Startup Scribe Therapeutics, spun out of Jennifer Doudna’s lab, emerged from stealth on 6 October with a next-generation CRISPR technology, armed with a $20-million series A round and a collaboration with Biogen.

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October 20, 2020

8 Biocom Member Companies Leveraging CRISPR Technology

Biocom – Another of Doudna’s spin-outs, Scribe Therapeutics, just recently announced their plans to build a platform for CRISPR-based genetic medicine to create therapies for diseases like genetically driven ALS. The company’s tools and mission have the potential to dramatically accelerate CRISPR’s applications into the clinical setting.

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October 8, 2020

CRISPR-Based ALS Treatment Being Developed by Scribe and Biogen

Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News – Best known for her pioneering work in the discovery of CRISPR, Jennifer Doudna, PhD, professor at the University of California, Berkeley, doesn’t stop or, it seems, even slow down. As of yesterday morning, Doudna can add “accept Nobel Prize” to her to-do list as she, along with Emmanuelle Charpentier, PhD, was awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

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October 8, 2020

Scribe, Biogen Partner to Develop Gene Therapy for ALS, Other Neurological Diseases

ALS News Today – Founded by the scientists who originally invented CRISPR, Scribe has developed novel, custom-CRISPR tools, using a technology called X-Editing. This advanced gene-editing platform has greater editing activity and higher specificity, meaning that it can edit the target gene with greater precision than other CRISPR tools currently available.

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October 7, 2020

Scribe Therapeutics emerges with $20M, Biogen pact to clear CRISPR hurdles

FierceBiotech – CRISPR evolved in bacteria as a form of “genetic vandalism,” as George Church, Ph.D., puts it, to fend off pathogens. That means it works very well in bacteria but runs into various obstacles when researchers try to put it to work in humans. Jennifer Doudna’s latest CRISPR company plans to surmount those hurdles with an entirely new CRISPR platform that does not rely on molecules found in nature.

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