Reengineering Life

Scientists Are Building Cows to Resist Climate Change

Using gene editing to make heat-tolerant cows could result in ‘super calves’

Emily Mullin
Future Human
Published in
5 min readNov 10, 2020

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Photo illustration of pipette in background with cows in foreground.
Photo illustration; Image courtesy of AgResearch

Reengineering Life is a series from Future Human about the astonishing ways genetic technology is changing humanity and the world around us.

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Emily Mullin
Future Human

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