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Reengineering Life

A New Kind of Gene Editing Could Turn Back the Clock on a Rapid Aging Disease

Research in mice shows promise for treating progeria, a disease that causes rapid aging and early death

Twenty-year-old Michiel Vandeweert was born with progeria, an extremely rare aging condition. Belgium, December 1, 2018. Photo illustration source: Barcroft Media/Getty Images

Reengineering Life is a column from Future Human about the ways humans are using biology to reprogram our




Future Human is a science publication from Medium about the survival of our species. It is run by the OneZero editorial team, which also publishes stories about major forces in technology through its namesake publication and stories about gadgets on Debugger.

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Emily Mullin

Emily Mullin

Former staff writer at Medium, where I covered biotech, genetics, and Covid-19 for OneZero, Future Human, Elemental, and the Coronavirus Blog.

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