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#CRISPR gene editing corrects Sickle Cell Syndrome in a mouse

A post in Next Big Future: Hammering out the sickle cell mutation Sickle cell disease is a genetic disorder caused by a mutation in one of the hemoglobin genes, which causes deformation of red blood cells and results in occlusion of blood vessels, severe pain crises, and progressive organ injury. To correct the mutation that causes this disease, DeWitt et al. modified hematopoietic stem cells from sickle cell disease patients using a CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing approach.
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