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How can gene therapy be used to cure someone with sickle cell?
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Dr. Scott Diede
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: 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.

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

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