30 Under 30 In Science 2017: Discovering New Things About Our World And New Ways To Save It

Alice Zhang, CEO of Verge Genomics (Credit: Jamel Toppin for Forbes) While Alice Zhang was pursuing her PhD and MD at UCLA, she was shocked to learn a truth about drug research – 90% of medicines that start human trials fail. “It’s still largely a guessing game,” she says. Her startup, Verge Genomics, is working to use machine learning and genomic data to tackle neurological disorders. The 7-person company has raised $4 million so far and is working on development with several pharmaceutical companies. Gallery2017 30 Under 30: Science Launch Gallery 30 images Zhang is just one of the outstanding scientists in this year’s Forbes 30 Under 30 in Science list. The list features young scientists in a wide variety of fields, from astronomy to mathematics to neuroscience. Several on…


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