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how can gene therapy be used to cure someone with sickle cell?

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Dr. David Escobar
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It cannot: Gene therapy for sickle cell disease has not yet been developed; there is not yet any cure for sickle cell disease.
Dr. Scott Diede
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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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