We’ve known for 50 years what causes sickle cell disease. Where’s the cure?

May 19, 2016

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Boston Globe Media’s Stat examines efforts to use gene therapy or gene editing – or develop a pill – to harness the latest research on sickle cell disease. “This is the right time for a sickle cell moonshot,” says Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s President David Williams, MD. “The technology has advanced to the point where we can talk about curing this disease.”

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