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Avrobio’s Gabriel Cohn Joins Homology as Chief Medical Officer

Xconomy Boston — 

Homology Medicines (NASDAQ: FIXX) has appointed Gabriel Cohn to serve as its chief medical officer. Cohn was most recently vice president of clinical development at Avrobio (NASDAQ: AVRO). His experience also includes positions at Shire, Baystate Medical Center, and the Tufts University School of Medicine. Homology, which is developing gene-editing medicines and gene therapies, raised $144 million in its IPO last year. The Bedford, MA-based company is developing drugs based on a process called homologous recombination, which it says could offer advantages compared to other gene editing approaches, such as CRISPR.