Antonio Regalado, 17 October 2016, MIT Technology Review, https://www.technologyreview.com/s/602491/can-crispr-save-ben-dupree/
Muscular dystrophy (MD) is the result of defects in the dystrophin gene and results in the loss of muscle strength and mass. CRISPR has been proposed as a possible way to cure individuals suffering from MD. However, progressing from basic research to treatment can take years. This leaves many like Benjamin Dupree in the position of waiting for a potential cure. This article examines how the hope for a cure impacts MD individuals and just how fast one may be available.