Raising Health

CRISPR by Design with Benjamin Oakes

Benjamin Oakes, Vijay Pande, Kris Tatiossian, and Olivia Webb

Posted February 20, 2024

Scribe Therapeutics cofounder and CEO Benjamin Oakes, PhD, joins a16z Bio + Health founding general partner Vijay Pande.

In this episode, Benjamin traces his journey from PhD student to pioneering CEO in genome editing. Benjamin discusses his early exposure to CRISPR technologies, his hands-on experience of transforming these bacterial immune systems into “genome editing scalpels,” and the founding of Scribe. The conversation sheds light on the challenges of engineering these molecules, as well as the potential for life-changing therapeutics.

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