The Gene Doctors

Kimberly Ramirez

Clip: Special | 6m 24s | Video has closed captioning.

Cystic fibrosis one of the most common fatal genetic diseases in the US, where in patients like Kimberly, a thick coat of mucus in the lungs leads to infections that can destroy airways. The source of the disease is a mutated gene, and the latest treatments target the proteins those mutant genes encode.

Aired: 10/02/17

Rating: NR

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