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World's first gene therapy reverses sickle cell in teenager
 

World's first gene therapy reverses sickle cell in teenager

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Sickle cell disease in a teenage boy was reversed with the revolutionary gene therapy, a medical breakthrough which will pave the way for further therapeutic developments.
 
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7 Mar 2017 - General
 
Sickle cell disease is the most common hereditary blood disorder in the United States but also is most prevalent among individuals of African descent. This new study that reverses sickle cell trait in patients will greatly help save lives considering that 1 out of 365 Africans are afflicted with this disease. However, I hope that scientists can come up with more cost-effective ways that are also more accessible to majority of the population because gene therapy is quite expensive and not everyon...
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