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Gene Editing Deal Broadens Vertex's CF Base, Doubles CRISPR's Cash

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Vertex Pharmaceuticals made a big financial commitment to expand its cystic fibrosis portfolio beyond drugs for patients with specific genetic mutations to gene-editing therapies that may cure CF via a new partnership with CRISPR Therapeutics that more than doubles the startup firm's cash balance.

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