12 women leading the life sciences movement in Silicon Valley

Breakthroughs in genetic engineering, 3D printing, cloud-based science experiments, A.I. and machine learning technology have created a weird and cool new kind of cutting-edge biotech that goes beyond pharma into what just a few decades ago seemed like magical thinking.

And women are leading the charge in this brave new world, especially in Silicon Valley.

While there are plenty of women throughout history who’ve contributed to life-changing science, we wanted to bring your attention to some of the amazing work of female founders up and down the peninsula..(and a few beyond).

Presenting the women rocking life sciences in startup land.

Note: this gallery has been updated since it’s original publish date April 7, 2016.