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bluebird bio to Present at the 2018 Wedbush PacGrow Healthcare Conference

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bluebird bio, Inc. (NASDAQ:BLUE) today announced that members of the
management team will present at the 2018 Wedbush PacGrow Healthcare
Conference, Tuesday, August 14, at 8:35 a.m. ET at the Parker New York
Hotel, New York City.

To access the live webcast of bluebird bio's presentation, please visit
the "Events & Presentations" page within the Investors and Media section
of the bluebird bio website at http://investor.bluebirdbio.com.
A replay of the webcast will be available on the bluebird bio website
for 90 days following the conference.

About bluebird bio, Inc.

With its lentiviral-based gene therapies, T cell immunotherapy expertise
and gene editing capabilities, bluebird bio (NASDAQ:BLUE) has built a
pipeline with broad potential application in severe genetic diseases and
cancer.

bluebird bio's gene therapy clinical programs include investigational
treatments for cerebral adrenoleukodystrophy, transfusion-dependent
β-thalassemia, also known as β-thalassemia major, and severe sickle cell
disease.

bluebird bio's oncology pipeline is built upon the company's lentiviral
gene delivery and T cell engineering, with a focus on developing novel T
cell-based immunotherapies, including chimeric antigen receptor (CAR T)
and T cell receptor (TCR) therapies. The company's lead oncology
programs are anti-BCMA CAR T programs partnered with Celgene.

bluebird bio's discovery research programs include utilizing
megaTAL/homing endonuclease gene editing technologies with the potential
for use across the company's pipeline.

bluebird bio has operations in Cambridge, Massachusetts; Seattle,
Washington; Durham, North Carolina and Zug, Switzerland.

Forward-Looking Statements
This release contains
"forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private
Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements regarding
the Company's product candidates and research programs. Any
forward-looking statements are based on management's current
expectations of future events and are subject to a number of risks and
uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially and
adversely from those set forth in or implied by such forward-looking
statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited
to, risks that the preliminary results from our clinical trials will not
continue or be repeated in our ongoing clinical trials, the risk of
cessation or delay of any of the ongoing or planned clinical studies
and/or our development of our product candidates, the risk of a delay in
the enrollment of patients in our clinical studies, risks that the
current or planned clinical trials of the LentiGlobin drug product will
be insufficient to support regulatory submissions or marketing approval
in the United States and European Union, the risk that our
collaborations, including the collaboration with Celgene, will not
continue or will not be successful, and the risk that any one or more of
our product candidates will not be successfully developed, approved or
commercialized. For a discussion of other risks and uncertainties, and
other important factors, any of which could cause our actual results to
differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see the
section entitled "Risk Factors" in our most recent Form 10-Q, as well as
discussions of potential risks, uncertainties, and other important
factors in our subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange
Commission. All information in this press release is as of the date of
the release, and bluebird bio undertakes no duty to update this
information unless required by law.

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