A CRISPR Approach to Treating Sickle CellPosted on April 2nd, 2019 by Dr. Francis CollinsCaption: Red blood cells from patient with sickle cell disease. March 25, 2019Recently, CBS’s “60 Minutes” highlighted the story of Jennelle Stephenson, a brave young woman with sickle cell disease (SCD). People with just one copy of this mutation have sickle cell trait and are generally healthy.  CRISPR Therapeutics and Vertex Announce FDA Fast Track Designation for CTX001 for the Treatment of Sickle Cell Disease, CRISPR Therapeutics News Release, Jan. 4, 2019. Links:Sickle Cell Disease (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute/NIH)Cure Sickle Cell Initiative (NHLBI)What are Genome Editing and CRISPR-Cas9?
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