Sickle cell disease, affecting over 100,000 Americans, particularly impacts one in 365 African American babies born today. Danielle Lee, diagnosed before birth, endured unimaginable pain due to the genetic blood disorder. However, a groundbreaking one-time gene editing cell therapy is offering hope. This therapy modifies a patient’s own blood-forming stem cells, correcting the mutation responsible for sickle cell disease.
Results from the CRISPR gene editing clinical trial show patients, including Danielle, experiencing increased energy, freedom from pain attacks, and the potential for a long, pain-free life, challenging the average mid-40s life expectancy for sickle cell patients. Doctors are optimistic about the transformative impact of this technology.
Read more: https://www.wndu.com/2023/11/13/medical-moment-doctors-near-possible-breakthrough-sickle-cell/
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