'In genome Editas': Bosley signs off from CRISPR pioneer

Questex LLC | January 22, 2019

Just a few months after getting the all-clear to start its first CRISPR trial and bagging a nice check from Allergan in the process, Editas Medicine’s chief executive and president Katrine Bosley is hitting the exit, and bringing down the biotech's shares in the process. She’s also stepping down from the board and will be gone by March 1, but is staying on, as many a CEO does these days, as an “adviser” throughout 2019 to ensure a “smooth transition” for the next full-time CEO, a search for which is now underway. In the meantime, board member Cynthia Collins, and former (short-term) Human Longevity lead, will serve as CEO.
Why Bosley is leaving and whether she has another job lined up is not being made public. In a release, she said: “The team at Editas Medicine is making the future of medicine a reality. I’m very proud of them and all they have accomplished. I know they will keep driving forward to make unprecedented medicines to help people with serious diseases, and ones that may truly change patients’ lives. It has been a privilege to be part of Editas Medicine and to help pioneer this field, and I look forward to their continued success.”

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