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Reengineering Life

The Next Gene-Edited Babies Could Be Free of Sickle Cell or Muscular Dystrophy

But the technology isn’t reliable enough yet, says a global committee

Scientist He Jiankui at the Second International Summit on Human Genome Editing in Hong Kong on November 28, 2018. Photo source: Anthony Wallace/Getty Images

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

Emily Mullin

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