Last Updated on April 9, 2022 by ellen
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Have you seen The Gene Doctors on PBS yet? Marty and I enjoy watching movies about how technology and knowledge are changing. It seems like every year we learn more and more about how to improve our lives. I received a DVD for this post.Â This post contains affiliate links, and I will receive compensation if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.
The Gene Doctors
Every year, over a million babies are born worldwide with a hereditary disease – most are serious, and many are fatal. For much of history, doctors could only treat symptoms. Now an elite cadre of pioneers, gene doctors, is starting to target root causes.
Through intimate stories of families whose lives are being transformed, The Gene Doctors takes viewers to the frontlines of a medical revolution. Growing up, Kimberly Ramirez spent most Christmases in the hospital. Her cystic fibrosis is now under control thanks to a new pill. Brothers Austin and Max LeClair, who has muscular dystrophy, are both feeling better after taking a recently approved drug. With a rare eye disease, Molly Troxel as saved from blindness by gene therapy. With early success and new treatments on the horizon, families battling genetic diseases have never had such good reasons for hope.
The Gene Doctors Review
I really had no idea that so many babies were born with genetic diseases. So, this documentary really was an eye-opening look at that fact. While at times the statistics and stories were very sad, it gave me hope that we would be able to find cures for all of the genetic diseases that exist today. So, if you have an interest in medicine and scientific research, I think you’ll enjoy the way this movie is presented. Definitely a fascinating topic.
I really enjoyed that the DVD showed so many personal stories about how gene therapy has helped people. I didn’t really understand how many horrible diseases could be improved or eliminated with gene therapy. And, I hope that as we learn more, we can eliminate more of them. Buy it today.
Ellen is a of a 25-year-old son and 30-year-old daughter. She is Grandma to one adorable toddler. In what little spare time she has, she loves to read, watch movies, check out the latest toys, and play games.