From: NIBIB-NIH NEWS
7th Jun 2021 9:57 pm
Genetic base editing treats sickle cell disease in mice
Fri, 06/04/2021 – 08:14
Sickle cell disease leads to chronic pain, organ failure, and early death in patients worldwide. A team has demonstrated a gene editing approach that efficiently corrects the mutation underlying SCD in patient blood stem cells and in mice. This treatment rescued disease symptoms in animal models, enabling long-lasting production of healthy blood cells, and could inspire a therapeutic strategy for SCD.