Resource December 6, 2016

Meet the Journalist: Dara Mohammadi

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We might soon have a treatment for Huntington's disease, but the Latin American communities who...

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Sunset in Bogota. Image by Dara Mohammadi. Colombia, 2016.
Sunset in Bogota. Image by Dara Mohammadi. Colombia, 2016.

What responsibility does science have towards people in low-income countries who contribute to research? Dara Mohammadi traveled to Colombia to meet communities afflicted by Huntington's disease, an as-yet untreatable genetic disorder. International researchers might be on the cusp of a breakthrough and a way to treat the disease, but is there a plan to give back to communities in need who have contributed to research? Here Mohammadi tells the story behind the story.

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