Start calling scientists - how to get a treatment for your toddler’s rare disease

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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. Featuring 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 Host: Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Follow Us: Newsletter: Recode Daily  Twitter: @Recode Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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