Tackling Genomics of the Brain
This article was originally published in Start Up
With the limited success of traditional approaches to CNS, scientists are betting that genomics may hold the key to a new generation of drugs that stop disease progression and possibly reverse its impact. At least half a dozen companies focusing mostly on neurogenomics have started up and raised more than $100 million in the past three years. While they use standard genomics tools and follow typical post-genomics business models, they face special challenges due to the complexity of the brain.
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