Reengineering Life

Scientists Edited Human Embryos in the Lab, and It Was a Disaster

The experiment raises major safety concerns for gene-edited babies

Emily Mullin
OneZero
Published in
5 min readJun 16, 2020

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Photo illustration, sources: Wellcome Trust, ZEPHYR/Science Photo Library/Getty Images

Reengineering Life is a column from OneZero about the astonishing ways genetic technology is changing humanity and the world around us.

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Emily Mullin
OneZero

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