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Clinical Trial of Stem Cell Gene Therapy for Sickle Cell Disease

Sickle cell disease (SCD) is caused by a genetic¬†mutation in the hemoglobin gene which causes red blood cells to “sickle” under conditions of low oxygen. SCD affects 1:500 African-Americans and is also common in Hispanic-Americans. The median survival for patients with SCD is 42 years for males and 48 years for females.¬†A team at UCLA […]