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Current Event October 23, 2014

Fixing Genes


Illness can be caused by viruses and bacteria, but some very serious illnesses come from your actual genes, your DNA. Scientist have been able to identify genes that cause illness but until now they haven’t been able to fix them. A new discovery creates the framework for editing these problematic genes. This public radio story tells the unlikely story of this discovery and discusses its potential.

Life Science Gender Genetics

Story Length: 8:27

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AIR DATE: 10/13/2014


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