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Gene edits to ‘CRISPR babies’ might have shortened their life expectancy

Submitted by lsekela on June 3, 2019 - 11:25 AM

Twin girls whose genomes were editied to make them resistant to HIV might have a shortened life expectancy as people with two disabled copies of the CCR5 gene — which protects against HIV infection — are 21 percent more likely to die before the age of 76 when compared to people with at least one working copy of the gene.

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