Baillie Gifford

UFGI Publication round-up week 6/10

7 monthes ago   |   Genetics Institute   |   2 articles

An Ancient Lineage of Highly Divergent Parvoviruses Infects both Vertebrate and Invertebrate Hosts. Pénzes JJ, de Souza WM, Agbandje-McKenna M, Gifford RJ. Viruses. 2019 Jun...
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With CRISPR's Help, KSQ Touts 13 Cancer Drugs And Bags Another $80M

With CRISPR's Help, KSQ Touts 13 Cancer Drugs And Bags Another $80M

One year ago   |   Xconomy

Can CRISPR-Cas9, the landmark genome editing tool, help speed up drug discovery? That was the pitch behind KSQ Therapeutics when it started up in 2015. Three years later, the...
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Indigo Adds $250M as It Expands Reach Into Agricultural Supply Chain

Indigo Adds $250M as It Expands Reach Into Agricultural Supply Chain

One year ago   |   Xconomy

Indigo Ag started as a company focused on microbial agriculture-finding microorganisms to develop into seed coatings intended to boost crop yields. While microbiology remains a...
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All Aboard the Jungle Express!

All Aboard the Jungle Express!

One year ago   |   News Center

By Lida Gifford In the quest to find the key to a rainforest dwelling bacterium's lignin-degrading ability, researchers at the Department of Energy 's Joint BioEnergy Institute...
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Akili Grabs $55M, Seeking FDA Approval of First Video Game Therapy

Akili Grabs $55M, Seeking FDA Approval of First Video Game Therapy

One year ago   |   Xconomy

Akili Interactive Labs has scooped up another pile of cash to help bring its first product to the market-an experimental mobile video game aimed at assessing and treating...
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Anti-Aging Startup Unity Bio Grabs $55M, Plans First Clinical Trial

Anti-Aging Startup Unity Bio Grabs $55M, Plans First Clinical Trial

One year ago   |   Xconomy

Unity Biotechnology is trying to treat age-related diseases where it says many of them start: the production of the cellular proteins that lead to the deterioration associated...
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Orchard Therapeutics Scoops Up $110M in Funding to Advance "Bubble Boy Syndrome" Gene Therapy

2 years ago   |   BioSpace

Baillie Gifford and ORI Capital co-led the financing with significant new investments from Temasek and Cowen Healthcare Investments, alongside Juda Capital, Pavilion Capital...
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Orchard Therapeutics Scoops Up $110M in Funding Round

2 years ago   |   BioSpace   |   2 articles

Baillie Gifford and ORI Capital co-led the financing with significant new investments from Temasek and Cowen Healthcare Investments, alongside Juda Capital, Pavilion Capital...
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Indigo Harvests $156M to Boost Agtech R&D, Harness Crop Microbes

Indigo Harvests $156M to Boost Agtech R&D, Harness Crop Microbes

2 years ago   |   Xconomy

In the past year, Indigo Ag has brought to the market five microbial seed treatments that help plants hold up to crop stresses, such as drought. The company now has its sights...
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UNITY Biotechnology Announces Extension of Series B Financing Bringing Total Round to $151 Million

2 years ago   |   San Diego Biotechnology   |   3 articles

Appoints Biotech Industry Veteran Graham Cooper to Board of Directors SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ - UNITY Biotechnology, Inc. , a privately held biotechnology...
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World Biotechnology Congress 2019

Hilaris Conferences is going to host its premier World Biotechnology Congress 2019 during October 01-02, 2019, Valencia, Spain. Biotechnology 2019 Congress aim to create a... Read more ...

World Biotechnology Congress 2019

Hilaris Conferences is going to host its premier World Biotechnology Congress 2019 during October 01-02, 2019, Valencia, Spain. Biotechnology 2019 Congress aim to create a... Read more ...

2nd International Conference on Tissue Science and Regenerative Medicine

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Alumni Spotlight: Barry A. Johnson

Alumni Spotlight: Barry A. Johnson

Barry Johnson with his son and daughter. Barry Johnson '87 had a great experience at the university while working on his Bachelor's degree in Agricultural Engineering. Johnson... Read more ...

Bio Roundup: Coronavirus Concerns, Sarepta's CRL, Eye Drug OK'd & More

Bio Roundup: Coronavirus Concerns, Sarepta's CRL, Eye Drug OK'd & More

Company news slowed somewhat this week, perhaps as some took the federal Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday away from the office and others recovered from back-to-back meetings... Read more ...

Q&A With Eric Seaborg: Science Writer, Author, and Outdoorsman

Q&A With Eric Seaborg: Science Writer, Author, and Outdoorsman

Eric Seaborg Eric Seaborg, a writer and author, outdoorsman and environmentalist, has a love for hiking that he shared with his father, the late chemist and Nobel laureate... Read more ...

Project to Rapidly Sequence Maize Pangenome Delivers Publicly Available Resource

Project to Rapidly Sequence Maize Pangenome Delivers Publicly Available Resource

Matt Hufford, associate professor at Iowa State University, helped produce a 26-line maize pangenome assembly collection Maize researchers have been rejoicing over a New Year's... Read more ...

Epizyme's Soft Tissue Cancer Drug Granted Speedy FDA Approval

Epizyme's Soft Tissue Cancer Drug Granted Speedy FDA Approval

Epizyme won accelerated FDA approval Thursday for a drug developed to treat the rare cancer epithelioid sarcoma. The regulatory decision for the Epizyme drug, tazemetostat... Read more ...

CUBIC: an atlas of genetic architecture promises directed maize improvement

Identifying genotype-phenotype links and causative genes from quantitative trait loci is challenging for complex agronomically important traits. To accelerate maize gene... Read more ...

Co-opted transposons help perpetuate conserved higher-order chromosomal...

Transposable elements make up half of mammalian genomes and shape genome regulation by harboring binding sites for regulatory factors. These include binding sites for... Read more ...

Why eating yogurt may help lessen the risk of breast cancer

One of the causes of breast cancer may be inflammation triggered by harmful bacteria suggest researchers. Scientists advise consuming natural yogurt, which contains beneficial... Read more ...

Why cells need acidic lysosomes

Little organs within cells called lysosomes digest unwanted material. And like stomachs, they must be acidic to do so. If they aren't, cells stop growing. Researchers wanted to... Read more ...