Finance Watch: A One-Time Treatment For Heart Disease? Verve Raises $58.5m To Give It A Try
Private Company Edition: With academic muscle, Google cash and nanoparticles, and various CRISPR licenses, Verve will develop gene-editing therapies for coronary heart disease prevention. Also, Vividion raises an $82m series B and two Belgian companies bring in $77.8m in VC cash.
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