Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How coronavirus is upsetting the blood supply chain

The coronavirus, which causes the disease COVID-19, has created enormous anxiety, uncertainty, and disruption to our lives. Much has already been written about potential shortages of medicines and face masks, but little has ...

Medical research

Sickle cell anemia is an inherited form of anemia

It's important to know the the symptoms, causes, and treatment of sickle cell anemia, an inherited blood disorder that, in the United States, is more common among African Americans.

Genetics

Decoding sickle cell disease

When Lamarcus Jean visits the Hematology Clinic at Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, he makes himself right at home. The 6-year-old, whom his mom, Stephanie, describes as "wise beyond his years," ...

Genetics

Genome editing at the crossroads of scandal and cure

Genetic modification of babies in China one year ago was universally condemned. At the same time, CRISPR treatments are on their way into our clinics. Jacob Corn explains the difference.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New insights into our multi-millenia battle with malaria

Humans have long been thwarted by 'the fever'. References to malaria's infamous febricity are found across antiquity, from writings by the four thousand-year-old Vedic sages of ancient India to the Greek physician Hippocrates. ...

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