Locus Biosciences, which is using new gene editing technology to create drugs that destroy antibiotic-resistance bacteria, has raised $19 million. Artis Ventures led the round, joined by Tencent Holdings Ltd., Abstract Ventures and others. Locus, based in Morrisville, got its start with loans from the North Carolina Biotechnology Center.
The Tigers tallied two second-half goals to get past A.C. Reynolds, 2-0, and claim the N.C. High School Athletic Association 3A title, the program’s first championship since 1983.
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