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Decentralized investor communities gain traction in biotech

Despite its checkered reputation, cryptocurrency is being considered by a handful of academics as a means to funnel funds into translational research. Is the trend likely to spread? Laura DeFrancesco and Ariel Klevecz investigate.

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Fig. 1: VitaDAO ecosystem.

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A.K. is a member of two DAOs, Myosin and Hifi.Labs.

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DeFrancesco, L., Klevecz, A. Decentralized investor communities gain traction in biotech. Nat Biotechnol 40, 1310–1315 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41587-022-01459-z

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