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Although Gray will finally go home to Forest, Miss., she will return to Nashville once a month for four months to undergo blood tests and a bone marrow biopsy. But, she says, the hardest part is over. Meredith Rizzo/NPR hide caption

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After A Life Of Painful Sickle Cell Disease, A Patient Hopes Gene-Editing Can Help

She's the first patient with a genetic disorder to be treated with the powerful gene-editing technique CRISPR. The treatment has wrapped up, and now she's waiting to see if it brings relief.

How does nicotine in e-cigarettes affect young brains? Researchers are teasing out answers. Research on young mice and rats shows how nicotine hijacks brain systems involved in learning, memory, impulse control and addiction. Gabby Jones/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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How Vaping Nicotine Can Affect A Teenage Brain

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Although Gray will finally go home to Forest, Miss., she will return to Nashville once a month for four months to undergo blood tests and a bone marrow biopsy. But, she says, the hardest part is over. Meredith Rizzo/NPR hide caption

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A Patient Hopes Gene-Editing Can Help With Pain Of Sickle Cell Disease

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Two years into the #MeToo movement, as focus grows on when — and if — it's appropriate for men ousted for sexual harassment to return to work, attention is also shifting to underlying questions of rehabilitation. Can sexual harassers change? And if so, how? Zoë van Dijk for NPR hide caption

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Growing Efforts Are Looking At How — Or If — #MeToo Offenders Can Be Reformed

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Multiple groups are trying to delay — and ultimately block — the Trump administration's public charge rule. The new public charge rule makes it more difficult for immigrants to get green cards if it seems they might need public assistance. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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Advocates Try To Help Migrants Navigate Trump Rules

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