Fighting Rare Diseases

We helped our friends at Freethink Media edit this episode of their SuperHuman series. It investigates a cutting edge (and controversial) gene-editing technology named CRISPR. In this story, scientist at the University of Wisconsin – Madison are creating pig embryos with a specific variant of a disease, in this case NF1. While some people disagree with creating pigs with the mutation, for the families of the children, the hope of a cure is too much to pass up.

We worked with Freethink directors, producers, and editors to find the story they wanted to tell and help talk and learn about this controversial subject is objectively as possible.