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02/03/2019

These Patients Had Sickle-Cell Disease. Experimental Therapies Might Have Cured Them.

External Link - Source: The New York Times

Scientists have long known what causes sickle-cell disease and its devastating effects: a single mutation in one errant gene. But for decades, there has been only modest progress against an inherited condition that mainly afflicts people of African descent.

With advances in gene therapy, that is quickly changing — so much so that scientists have begun to talk of a cure.