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Podcast: A closer look at the CRISPR experiment that could cure sickle cell disease

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Victoria Gray has sickle cell disease, a painful and debilitating genetic condition that affects millions of people around the world. But an experimental gene-editing technique known as CRISPR could help her — and, if it does, change the way many genetic diseases are treated. Correspondent Rob Stein tells her story, an NPR-exclusive.

“It is kind of amazing to think about that if this treatment is successful, there could be a time in the future when these types of debilitating genetic diseases could just be edited out,” said host Maddie Sofia.

Read full, original post: A Revolutionary Experiment To Edit Human Genes

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