Everest to End Duchenne Raises $100K to Fund CRISPR Gene-Editing Research

By laralyko | November 7, 2017

The Hope for Gus Foundation and its signature Everest to End Duchenne fundraising trek to Mount Everest Base Camp have raised $100,000 to fund new gene-editing research that could lead to new treatments for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD).

The nine-member U.S. Everest to End Duchenne team is led by Tonya Dreher, mother of Gus Dreher, a New Hampshire 12-year-old who became the inspiration for the trek after being diagnosed with DMD in 2010.

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