A 34-year-old mother-of-four from Mississippi has volunteered to be the first American to have their genes edited with the controversial CRISPR technology to treat her sickle cell disease. She has suffered from this debilitating blood disorder her entire life and is often in so much pain that she can't lift a spoon. There is no cure, and many die in their 40s so this is a huge advancement for treatment. But while CRISPR has been used to treat cancer patients it has never treated a fully heritable disease like sickle cell. There is a potential for other risks because of it. The patient in this test is well informed and prepared to face the risks. Praying for her success!
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