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Warp Drive Bio launches with initial financing of $125 million

Boston venture capital firm Third Rock Ventures announced the launch of a genomic search engine company in strategic partnership with Sanofi SA, the French drug maker that recently bought Genzyme Corp. of Cambridge for $20.1 billion.

The new company --- Warp Drive Bio --- will have $125 million in initial financing; Greylock Partners, a VC firm with offices in Silicon Valley and Cambridge, is also participating alongside Third Rock Ventures and Sanofi in financing the company, Third Rock Ventures said.

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