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US scientists correct sickle cell disease in mice

from Reuters via Medscape

U.S. scientists have found a way to get mice with a form of sickle cell disease to make normal red blood cells, offering a potential new way to treat the blood disorder in people. Adults with sickle cell disease make mutant, sickle-shaped forms of hemoglobin that block small blood vessels, causing pain, strokes, organ dysfunction and premature death. But this problem occurs only after birth. more


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