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"Angela" Art By Neka King.

This week, the FDA will make a decision on whether or not to approve the first ever treatment for achondroplasia, the most common form of dwarfism. But not everyone is celebrating. This controversial treatment is forcing parents of children with achondroplasia to grapple with an age-old question: What’s best for my child?


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Reporters and Producers: Caitlin Pierce and Allison Behringer
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Additional story editing and advising: Cara Reedy, Cassius Adair, Sharon Mashihi, Camila Kerwin, Kristen Lepore
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Managing Producer: Rebecca Mooney
Research Support: Nisha Venkat
LPA 2019 Town Hall recording courtesy of and Copyright (c) Julie Forrest Wyman.