Short Wave: How Gene Therapy Helped Conner Run

Gene therapy has helped a 9-year-old boy regain enough muscle strength to run.

If successful in others, it could change the lives of thousands of children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. NPR’s Jon Hamilton tells us about Conner and his family…and one of the scientists who helped develop the treatment, a pioneer in the field of gene therapy.

This episode was produced by Abby Wendle, edited by Viet Le and fact-checked by Berly McCoy.

 

Short Wave Podcast

It’s science for everyone, using a lot of creativity and a little humor. Join host Maddie Sofia for science on a different wavelength.


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