Top Scripps scientist and biotech co-founder makes an abrupt — and unexplained — exit

The scientific founder at the newly public biotech Synthorx has abruptly left La Jolla’s prestigious Scripps Research. But we don’t know why.

The San Diego Union-Tribune reported that star scientist Floyd Romesberg departed in mid-June after he had been cleared of a Title IX investigation regarding possible sexual discrimination. Scripps told the local newspaper that they had conducted a thorough investigation and found no wrongdoing.

Laura Shawver Synthorx

But they refused to say why he left.

Romesberg provided the scientific expertise for Synthorx, which scored a

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