First Sickle Cell Patient Treated with CRISPR Gene Editing is Now Thriving One Year Later, And Able to Care For Her Kids

First Sickle Cell Patient Treated with CRISPR Gene Editing is Now Thriving One Year Later, And Able to Care For Her Kids

The first patient to be treated for Sickle Cell Disease with the revolutionary gene-editing program CRISPER had a transfusion of billions of modified cells last year, and now a year later her treatment is still working perfectly. Before Victoria Gray underwent the treatment in mid-2019 she had been experiencing frequent … Read more

Good News in History, June 24 – Good News Network

Good News in History, June 24 – Good News Network

140 years ago today, Canadians heard the first performance of O Canada, the song that would become the national anthem. Originally called “Chant national,” it was written in Québec City by Sir Adolphe-Basile Routhier (words in French) and composed by Calixa Lavallée, who was apparently so excited when he completed … Read more

First Black Valedictorian at Princeton Evokes Michelle Obama in Historic Commencement Address Held Online

First Black Valedictorian at Princeton Evokes Michelle Obama in Historic Commencement Address Held Online

Two Ivy League Firsts: First Black Valedictorian at Princeton, and First Black Woman Elected Student Body President at MIT  Aside from 2020 being the first time the commencement address at Princeton was delivered exclusively over the internet, Nicholas Johnson’s speech Sunday made it extra newsworthy because he’s the first black … Read more

World Celebrates Central America’s First Same-Sex Marriage After Costa Rica Passes Trailblazing Legislation

World Celebrates Central America’s First Same-Sex Marriage After Costa Rica Passes Trailblazing Legislation

In a historic milestone for the LGBTQ community, Costa Rica just hosted the first legally recognized same-sex wedding ceremony in Central America. Alexandra Quiros and Dunia Araya were the first couple to tie the knot after their wedding was officiated just as Costa Rica’s legislation for allowing same-sex marriage passed … Read more