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Sickle-cell disease, or sickle-cell anaemia (or drepanocytosis), is a life-long blood disorder characterized by red blood cells that assume an abnormal, rigid, sickle shape. Sickling decreases the cells' flexibility and results in a risk of various complications.
Expert highlights CRISPR’s applications, limitations, and ethical concerns

Expert highlights CRISPR’s applications, limitations, and ethical concerns

Computer models provide new details of how sickle cell disease manifests inside red blood cells

Computer models provide new details of how sickle cell disease manifests inside red blood cells

First in-car study of rush hour pollution finds alarming results

First in-car study of rush hour pollution finds alarming results

Infographic displays facts and information about stem cells, cord blood

Infographic displays facts and information about stem cells, cord blood

New program gives free legal help to families for health-related issues

New program gives free legal help to families for health-related issues

New treatment receives FDA approval to reduce complications of sickle cell disease

New treatment receives FDA approval to reduce complications of sickle cell disease

MSU researcher developing new miniature models to study heart disease and sickle cell anemia

MSU researcher developing new miniature models to study heart disease and sickle cell anemia

Lipoprotein abnormalities linked to vaso-occlusive events in patients with sickle cell disease

Lipoprotein abnormalities linked to vaso-occlusive events in patients with sickle cell disease

Survivors of childhood diseases struggle to find care as adults

Survivors of childhood diseases struggle to find care as adults

WHO announces new flagship programs for African region over next two years

WHO announces new flagship programs for African region over next two years

Children surviving chronic health conditions may suffer from brain function issues

Children surviving chronic health conditions may suffer from brain function issues

New study explores safety of exercise in children with sickle cell disease

New study explores safety of exercise in children with sickle cell disease

Sangamo Therapeutics and Pfizer team up for development of Hemophilia A gene therapy

Sangamo Therapeutics and Pfizer team up for development of Hemophilia A gene therapy

MUSC researchers provide first systemic evidence for safe use of tPA in stroke patients with SCD

MUSC researchers provide first systemic evidence for safe use of tPA in stroke patients with SCD

Researchers develop robust technique for efficient manufacture of red blood cells

Researchers develop robust technique for efficient manufacture of red blood cells

Innovative gene therapy allows complete remission of clinical signs of sickle cell disease

Innovative gene therapy allows complete remission of clinical signs of sickle cell disease

Scientists secure NIH grant to test portable blood-adhesion monitor for sickle cell disease patients

Scientists secure NIH grant to test portable blood-adhesion monitor for sickle cell disease patients

Researchers explore ins and outs of genome sequencing in newborns

Researchers explore ins and outs of genome sequencing in newborns

NIH scientists create Salmonella-infected mouse model to study life-threatening meningitis

NIH scientists create Salmonella-infected mouse model to study life-threatening meningitis

ASGCT seeks to educate public and policy-makers on fundamentals of gene editing

ASGCT seeks to educate public and policy-makers on fundamentals of gene editing