Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

The cost of living with sickle cell disease

In a study published today in Blood Advances, researchers found that privately insured individuals with sickle cell disease (SCD) spend approximately $1.7 million on disease-related medical expenses over their lifetime. These ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Could gene therapy help cure sickle cell disease?

A gene therapy that could provide a permanent cure for sickle cell disease continues to show success through a third wave of patients, researchers report.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Understanding sickle cell disease

Sickle cell disease, which is a group of inherited red blood cell disorders, affects approximately 100,000 people in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Medical research

Using base editing to treat sickle cell disease in mice

A team of researchers from the Broad Institute, Harvard University and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has used a base editing technique in a novel way to treat sickle cell disease (SCD) in mice. In their paper published ...

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