Sylvain Costes and Jonathan Tang of the Life Sciences Division have launched a startup company called Exogen Biotechnology, which will allow people to monitor their body’s DNA damage and potentially allow them to see how lifestyle and environmental factors are impacting the health of their DNA. If the human body accumulates high levels of DNA damage, it can lead to health problems, such as cancer and neurodegenerative disorders. They are running a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo and have already raised more than $50,000 in less than 10 days. More>
Berkeley Lab Startup Wants to Know: How Damaged is Your DNA?
February 6, 2014