Video Event: Spotlight: Sickle Cell Disease - May 2011

Stem Cell Gene Therapy for Sickle Cell Anemia – Donald Kohn

CIRM has funded a $9 million disease team to develop a more effective and safer bone marrow transplant to treat sickle cell disease. The team is led by Dr. Donald Kohn, director of the Human Gene Medicine Program at UCLA, a scientist with the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell […]

Spotlight on Stem Cell Gene Therapy for Sickle Cell Anemia – A Patient’s Perspective

(Part 2 of 2) Nancy Rene, a patient advocate for the Sickle Cell Foundation of California, spoke to the CIRM Governing Board at the “Spotlight on Disease Team Awards: Stem Cell Therapy for Sickle Cell Anemia” seminar. Through photos and stories, Rene described the impact of sickle cell anemia on her grandson’s life. She also […]