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Susan and Chris Finazzo have enrolled their sons Dylan and Chase in a study of gene therapy for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. The experimental treatment is still being studied but researchers hope it may help prevent the devastating effects of the disease. Natalia de la Rosa Reyes/Susan Finazzo hide caption

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Gene therapy for muscular dystrophy stirs hopes and controversy

The FDA is considering greenlighting the experimental treatment under its accelerated approvals program. Some critics point out the therapy isn't yet proven to work and may be costly.

Susan and Chris Finazzo have enrolled their sons Dylan and Chase in a study of gene therapy for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. The experimental treatment is still being studied but researchers hope it may help prevent the devastating effects of the disease. Natalia de la Rosa Reyes/Susan Finazzo hide caption

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Gene therapy for muscular dystrophy stirs hopes and controversy

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Gene therapy for muscular dystrophy stirs hopes and controversy

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Smoke billows over buildings in Khartoum on May 1, 2023 as deadly clashes between rival generals' forces have entered their third week. -/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Medical professionals in Sudan toil to keep health care system from collapsing

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America has a loneliness epidemic. Here are 6 steps to address it

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America has a loneliness epidemic. Here are 6 steps to address it

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