Sean Parker

Sean Parker

Facebook, Napster billionaire Parker to fund first-ever CRISPR trial

In all the talk of “disruption” and “hacking cancer,” you’d be forgiven for not taking internet billionaire Sean Parker seriously in the life sciences world. But he just got federal backing to run the world’s first-ever CRISPR/Cas9 trial, which could alter the way many diseases, especially cancer, are treated.