A 41-year-old member asked:
how can gene therapy be used to cure someone with sickle cell?
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Dr. David Escobaranswered
Family Medicine 9 years experience
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A Verified Doctoranswered
Experimental now...: Researchers are looking into how gene therapy techniques might someday help patients with sickle cell disease. This has been done in animal models, but not humans. A bone marrow transplant can cure someone of sickle cell disease, but this procedure is not for everyone and carries very significant risks.
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Last updated Mar 3, 2013
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