It wasn’t that Peter Barrett was looking to leave Celera, says the company’s cofounder and former executive vice president and chief business officer. It was just that he couldn’t pass up the offer from the life sciences group at Atlas Venture, where he’d been an advisor for some time.

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This year's Breakthrough Prize winners include a pair that developed a therapy for spinal muscular atrophy.

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