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