FORM 4 [ ] Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).         
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES
                                                                                  
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Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
                      
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person * MacLean Michael F 2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol Avidity Biosciences, Inc. [ RNA ] 5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable)_____ Director                    _____ 10% Owner
__X__ Officer (give title below)    _____ Other (specify below)
Chief Financial Officer
(Last)         (First)         (Middle)
C/O AVIDITY BIOSCIENCES, INC., 10975 N. TORREY PINES RD., SUITE 150
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YYYY)
2/2/2021
(Street)
LA JOLLA, CA 92037
(City)       (State)       (Zip)
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (MM/DD/YYYY)
 
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line) _X _ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person

Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Trans. Date 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 3. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 3 and 4)
6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price

Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned (e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivate Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Trans. Date 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 4. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security
(Instr. 3 and 4)
8. Price of Derivative Security
(Instr. 5)
9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4) 10. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Stock Option (Right to Buy)  $22.34  2/2/2021    A     92000       (1) 2/1/2031  Common Stock  92000  $0.00  92000  D   

Explanation of Responses:
(1)  1/48th of the total number of shares subject to the options shall vest on each monthly anniversary of January 1, 2021 (the "Vesting Commencement Date"), subject to the Reporting Person's continuous service to the Issuer on each such vesting date, so that the options shall be fully vested on the fourth anniversary of the Vesting Commencement Date.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
MacLean Michael F
C/O AVIDITY BIOSCIENCES, INC.
10975 N. TORREY PINES RD., SUITE 150
LA JOLLA, CA 92037


Chief Financial Officer

Signatures
/s/ John W. Wallen III, Ph.D., J.D., Attorney-in-Fact 2/4/2021
**Signature of Reporting Person Date
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