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Document and Entity Information
Dec. 16, 2019
Cover [Abstract]  
Entity Tax Identification Number 00-0000000
Amendment Flag false
Entity Central Index Key 0001631574
Document Type 8-K
Document Period End Date Dec. 16, 2019
Entity Registrant Name WAVE LIFE SCIENCES LTD.
Entity Incorporation State Country Code U0
Entity File Number 001-37627
Entity Address, Address Line One 7 Straits View #12-00
Entity Address, City or Town Marina One East Tower
Entity Address, Country SG
Entity Address, Postal Zip Code 018936
City Area Code +65
Local Phone Number 6236 3388
Written Communications false
Soliciting Material false
Pre Commencement Tender Offer false
Pre Commencement Issuer Tender Offer false
Security 12b Title $0 Par Value Ordinary Shares
Trading Symbol WVE
Security Exchange Name NASDAQ
Entity Emerging Growth Company false