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Gene Therapy

Only Available in Archive Formats.
Gene Therapy

Gene Therapy

Gene Therapy

Only Available in Archive Formats.

NPR's Joanne Silberner watched the struggles of Tyler Handerson and his family as they waited for the restart of an experimental medical study. Tyler has a cancer that affects nerve cells and the brain. The study aims to use a new kind of "gene therapy" to cure the cancer. But the trial was one of many put on hold last year after the death of a Pennsylvania teenager.