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We’re Already Designing Babies

Expanded genetic testing of embryos represents a new era of family planning. But how far should the technology go?

Illustration: Erik Carter

JJill Pinarowicz’s life has been shaped by a mutation in her mother’s DNA. The genetic error gave her two brothers a rare disease called Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome, which occurs in fewer than one in 100,000 births and almost…




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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.

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