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Asimov (Biotechnology)

Asimov (Biotechnology)

Asimov is a startup that programs living cells with genetic circuits.

Asimov, founded by MIT's Alec Nielsen, Raja Srinivas, Chris Voigt and Doug Densmore, is working on bridging the gap between the digital and the biological by creating a set of computer-aided biology design tools.

The technique Asimov created translates the logic and structure of a traditional circuit into a DNA strand that can be introduced to an organism and replicated inside it, where it will perform the same type of calculation (XOR, for instance) inside the cell.

In December 2017, Asimov announced $4.7 million in seed funding. Andreessen Horowitz led the round. Data Collective, Pillar Companies, and AME Cloud Ventures also invested.

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Bio-programming toolkit maker Asimov launches with $4.7M from Andreessen Horowitz

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