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Variant Emerges With $16M to Find “Outlier Humans” to Reveal New Drugs

3 monthes ago   |   By Xconomy

Human DNA holds secrets that, once uncovered, have led scientists to develop a number of treatments for disease. A slew of biopharmas and biotechs-not to mention national health systems-have hoovered up genetic data from millions of people in hopes of leveraging the information contained within to drive their R&D. Variant Bio, which debuted Thursday with $16 million in Series A financing, is betting that its narrower strategy of identifying small groups of “outlier humans” with variations in DNA that affect disease risk will prove both quicker and cheaper. Founded in New York, the...
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