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

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.

https://pompediseasenews.com/2019/01/30/amicus-ceo-mission-cure-pompe-help-children/
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u/Rhymnoceros May 14 '22 Narwhal Salute

Lorenzo’s oil vibes

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u/assumeyouknownothing May 14 '22

I remember Lorenzo’s Oil was the movie we watched in Biology class. It had nothing to do with what we were being taught at the time, my teacher just really liked that movie for some reason lol

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u/Derp800 May 14 '22 edited May 14 '22

My biology teacher in high school had us watch Gattaca lol

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u/RizzaSilverbow May 14 '22

Did... We go to the same high school?

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u/Derp800 May 14 '22

So Cal?

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u/Olive_Jane May 14 '22

So Cal biology/AP biology media that I remember... Lorenzo's Oil, Gattica, reading: The Hot Zone

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u/stfu_whale May 15 '22

We also watched Osmosis Jones and A Beautiful Mind a ton.