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Victoria Gray, who has sickle cell disease, volunteered for one of the most anticipated medical experiments in decades: the first attempt to use the gene-editing technique CRISPR to treat a genetic disorder in the United States. Meredith Rizzo/NPR hide caption

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A Young Mississippi Woman's Journey Through A Pioneering Gene-Editing Experiment

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Kevin Wilson's previous books include The Family Fang, Perfect Little World and Baby, You're Gonna Be Mine. Leigh Anne Couch/Ecco hide caption

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For Author Kevin Wilson, Writing Offers A Brief Reprieve From Tourette's

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Dieter Egli, a developmental biologist at Columbia University, and Katherine Palmerola examine a newly fertilized egg injected with a CRISPR editing tool. Rob Stein/NPR hide caption

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New U.S. Experiments Aim To Create Gene-Edited Human Embryos

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Jessica Morris prepares to inject a blood-clotting protein into son Landon's arm at their home in Yuba City, Calif. Heidi de Marco/Kaiser Health News hide caption

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Miracle Of Hemophilia Drugs Comes At A Steep Price

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Kelly Kuhns's 2-year-old son Oliver was born with Down syndrome. She says that she was shocked when a prenatal test revealed a Trisomy 21 mutation. But, she says, "he's still a baby. He's still worthy of a life just like everybody else." Sarah McCammon/NPR hide caption

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Down Syndrome Families Divided Over Abortion Ban

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