Sickle-cell anemia research & treatment

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    Adult drug should be made available for children...
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    Sickle cell anaemia treatment 'effective for children'
    13 May 2011 - Drugs cans be used to alleviate the symptoms of sickle cell even in young children, researchers say.
     
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    Human Trials Planned to use CRISPR to Correct Sickle Cell...
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    Stanford Uses CRISPR to Correct Sickle Cell, Human Trials Planned
    November 08, 2016 — Scientists at Stanford University School of Medicine have used the CRISPR gene editing tool to repair the gene that causes sickle cell disease in stem cells from diseased patients, paving the way for a potential cure for the disease, which affects up to 5 million people globally. "What we've finally shown is that we can do it. It's not just on the chalkboard," said Dr. Matthew Porteus, senior author of the study published in the journal Nature.
     

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