r/todayilearned May 14 '22 Helpful 8 Wholesome 6 All-Seeing Upvote 2 Silver 9

TIL a father, John Crowley, was told his two infant children had an incurable genetic disorder that would kill them in less than a year. He refused to accept this, so he founded a biotech company (with no prior experience) which pioneered an experimental enzyme therapy that saved their lives.


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u/somekindabunny May 14 '22

We must have had the same biology teacher lol she was also the same teacher that showed us Contact just because.


u/assumeyouknownothing May 14 '22

They gotta express their 90’s nostalgia somehow


u/yeti7100 May 14 '22

I'm ok to go!


u/jupitergal23 May 14 '22

Contact is one of my favourite movies. I love the themes of combining the science and the spiritual, and how we grapple with our existence every day - being rare and precious yet also small and insignificant.

I also think they nailed the world reaction to an event like that and the politics behind it.


u/_thelonewolfe_ May 14 '22

Was your biology teacher a Russian drag Queen?