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The Promise of Gene Therapy

When doctors told Karen there was no cure for her daughter’s brain disease, she took matters into her own hands. With no scientific background, she created a gene therapy business that can fix the faulty genes in patients like her daughter. Now she’s racing against the clock to extend her daughter’s life and improve the lives of others.
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11 Episodes
Episode 1
After losing part of his arm to cancer, Johnny now has one of the world's most advanced prosthetics. »
Episode 2
A brain implant connected to electrodes could offer hope to those who have lost function in their limbs. »
Episode 3
Robert is paralyzed. But thanks to a robotic exoskeleton, he can walk again. »
Episode 4
The incredible movement of shared designs and tech that’s making prosthetics better and cheaper for everyone. »
Episode 5
Could an injection of embryonic stem cells into the spinal cord reverse paralysis? »
Episode 6
Jerral was hit by a roadside bomb in Iraq and left paralyzed. Now he's partnering with researchers to regain his independence. »
Episode 7
When Karen was told her daughter had an incurable disease, she started a gene therapy company to find a cure. »
Episode 8
Open BCI has developed a 3D-printed headset that allows your brain to interact with computers in amazing ways. »
Episode 9
A father’s quest to help his son with diabetes could change the lives of millions of people who suffer from the disease. »
Episode 10
Vanna was legally blind. Now she can see. Hear her inspiring story and meet the amazing doctors who gave her back her sight. »

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