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“It’s a good time to get healed,” she says. The 34-year-old from Forest, Miss., has struggled with sickle cell disease throughout her life.

Gray is at the hospital because she 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 U.S.

She’s the first patient ever to be publicly identified as being involved in such a study.

…continue reading ‘Sickle Cell Patient Reveals Why She Is Volunteering For Landmark Gene-Editing Study’

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