A startup that wants to make treatments that edit single letters in our DNA just raised $87 million

Beam Therapeutics, a new startup co-founded by gene-editing pioneers, just raised $87 million to get its technology that changes single letters in DNA into humans.  The cutting-edge technology, known as base editing, acts as a molecular pencil, co-founder David Liu told Business Insider. In contrast, CRISPR, another new gene-editing technology acts more like scissors, cutting […]

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Uber has hired an Amazon executive as its new northern Europe chief — one month before a big battle to regain its London licence

Uber has appointed a former Amazon executive to head up its Northern and Eastern European business, including the UK. Jamie Heywood will arrive just as Uber gears up for a legal fight over losing its licence to operate in London. Heywood’s appointment comes six months after predecessor Jo Bertram quit. Uber’s new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi […]

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