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Reengineering Life

To Find a Cure for HIV, Scientists Are Gene Editing Monkey Embryos

They used CRISPR to instill a genetic mutation that protects against the virus

A collage of photos: macaque monkeys, a dropper, and a nucliec acid stain
Photo illustration, source: Mladen Antonov/Getty Images

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

Emily Mullin

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