Drawing, Gene Therapy

Description (Brief)
In January 1991, at the age of nine, Cindy Cutshall became the second patient to participate in the National Institutes of Health’s first human gene therapy trial. Around the time of her treatment, she made this colored pencil drawing depicting a “good gene” and a “bad gene,” signing the bottom right corner with her initials.
To learn more about the first NIH gene therapy trials, see object
1999.0008.01, the blood cell separator.
Currently not on view
date made
Cutshall, Cindy
place made
United States: Ohio, Canton
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
pencil (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
white (overall color)
brown (overall color)
purple (overall color)
red (overall color)
green (overall color)
average spatial: 22.9 cm x 30.5 cm; 9 1/32 in x 12 in
overall: 12 in x 9 in; 30.48 cm x 22.86 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Cindy Cutshall
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Data Source
National Museum of American History