A CRISPR Approach to Treating Sickle Cell

A CRISPR Approach to Treating Sickle Cell

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. [4] 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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