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Peter Thiel’s CS183: Startup - Class 16 - Decoding Ourselves

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Emerald Therapeutics is the most computational of these companies. The basic goal is to cure all viral infections by reprogramming cells, i.e. turning cells into code-based machines. The idea is to build a molecular machine that tags cells that contain viruses, and then to release a sequence that causes those cells to self-destruct. Emerald is in stealth mode, so we canât say too much. But the high degree of paranoia for companies doing programmable anti-viral therapies is understandable. These are big secrets that play out over long time horizons, not web apps that have a 6-week window to take over the world.


Thiel loves referencing internet/social media apps; he's a funny guy.

After PayPal and Facebook, what does he do for an encore?

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