Start calling scientists - how to get a treatment for your toddler’s rare disease
The story of a mother's race against time to find a genetic treatment for her son, and the technology that's helping her do it - CRISPR mice from China.
Correction - January 8th, 2020: An earlier version of this podcast episode stated that the gene therapy method that’s being developed to treat Maxwell would alter his genetic map. That is incorrect. The gene therapy method in question, which is called AAV9, won’t alter Maxwell’s mutation. We regret the error.
Dan Vergano, BuzzFeed: @dvergano
Amber Freed: @Maxs_Milestones
Links to resources discussed:
This Mom Is Buying Mutant Mice From China To Find A Cure For Her Son’s Rare Genetic Disease
Milestones for Maxwell
Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset
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