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Apr 28, 2014
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Why Versant Ventures thinks there's room for another CRISPR-Cas9 play
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Versant Ventures is adding another horse to the CRISPR-Cas9 therapeutics race with last week's $25 million series A round for CRISPR Therapeutics.

Versant was the sole investor in CRISPR, which is developing gene editing therapies for serious genetic diseases.

CRISPR (clustered, regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats)-Cas9 (CRISPR-associated protein 9) is a bacterial defense system that is guided by DNA-RNA base pairing and can induce site-specific mutations.

CEO Rodger Novak said the company is "in the process of...

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