The gene-editing technology CRISPR-Cas9 is opening up new research avenues all the time, such as giving drug developers a cheaper, faster way to knock out genes in tumor cells.
Studies of CRISPR-Cas9 to treat human disease are about to start,... Read more »
[Updated, 11/2/18, 11:09 a.m. ET. See below.] DNA sequencing giant Illumina is shoring up its position in genetic research through a cash deal to acquire Pacific Biosciences for approximately $1.2 billion.
Under the agreement, Illumina (NASDAQ: ILMN)... Read more »
In some ways, the biggest software acquisition of all time could be a yawner.
IBM’s planned $34 billion deal to acquire open-source software maker Red Hat is a hefty price to pay to give its cloud computing business a shot in... Read more »
Autonomous vehicle developers rely heavily on navigational technology that maps the complex terrain of roads, curbs, signs, and people that their cars have to thread through.
Google, as it develops its smart home systems, is turning to a company that already... Read more »
Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) shares gained nearly 3 percent Tuesday, and ticked up further in after-hours trading following the release of a third quarter earnings report that showed some strengths as well as shortfalls. Investors have been concerned about the social... Read more »
It took six years for Classy, a software-as-a-service company that targets nonprofit organizations looking to fundraise online, to facilitate $500 million in donations.
But the next $500 million took just 14 months.
The San Diego-based startup announced the $1 billion milestone... Read more »
Stantt wants to make standard sizing anything but.
“Traditional sizing only fits 15 percent of guys,” says Matt Hornbuckle, the startup’s founder and co-CEO. “Twins come in and get different sizes.”
To connect guys with a shirt that fits well, the... Read more »
In September, Backstage Capital, a venture investment firm seeding early-stage startups led by women, people of color, and members of the LGBTQ community, launched a $36 million fund to help support black women founders.
At the same time, managing... Read more »
Lisa doesn’t interrupt. She doesn’t mind long pauses between responses. And she has a sense of humor.
Oh – and, she’s virtual.
San Diego startup Cuida Health, a recent graduate of the Connect Springboard accelerator program, this week launched its first... Read more »