Reengineering Life

The First Gene-Edited Squid in History Is a Biological Breakthrough

The modified squid could be useful for brain research

Emily Mullin
Future Human
Published in
5 min readAug 11, 2020
Green-filtered photo of three Woods Hole squid against background of DNA molecules.
Doryteuthis pealeii, often called the Woods Hole squid. Photo illustration; Image source: Roger Hanlon, Marine Biological Laboratory

Reengineering Life is a series from OneZero 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.