By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Warp Drive Bio, a new firm that plans to apply a "genomic search engine" to identify new drugs in microbes, kicked off today with $125 million in initial financing from Sanofi, Third Rock Ventures, and Greylock Partners.
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