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A new sickle cell anemia cure is coming soon.

A new sickle cell anemia cure is coming soon. Sickle Cell Anemia affects one in 368 people of African descent, leading to painful episodes and a shorter lifespan.  I first heard about this cure on Freakonomics MD, a podcast that covers the economics of medical care. It is the first treatment using the CRISPR gene-editing system. In the episode I listened to, they interviewed a study participant who had been fully cured of the disease using this approach to care. Recently, the NY Times covered the progress of the treatment after a  panel of experts deemed it safe for clinical Read More »