A 34-year-old member asked:
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help plz! can sickle cell anemia be cured with gene therapy?

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Dr. Aniket Saha
13 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Not as far I know: This may be the future. But as of right now, I am not aware of gene therapy for sickle cell disease. The only cure for it at the moment is bone marrow transplant.
Answered on Jun 11, 2014

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