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Thalassemia is a group of genetic blood disorders that affect approximately 1,000 individuals in the United States. The most severe of these disorders is Cooley's Anemia.

People with thalassemia have a genetic defect of their red blood cells that affects the cells' ability to produce normal hemoglobin. Red blood cells use hemoglobin to carry oxygen to tissues. As a result of the defect, most forms of thalassemia produce a chronic, lifelong anemia that begins in early childhood and often must be treated with frequent transfusions.
“Chemical surgery” on embryos to free them of a gene causing thalassemia

“Chemical surgery” on embryos to free them of a gene causing thalassemia

Metabolism can impact host's susceptibility to develop malaria

Metabolism can impact host's susceptibility to develop malaria

Leeds Teaching Hospitals to introduce private stem cell collection and storage option for patients

Leeds Teaching Hospitals to introduce private stem cell collection and storage option for patients

Study provides insight into development of red blood cells

Study provides insight into development of red blood cells

Malaria already widespread on Sardinia in the Roman period, research shows

Malaria already widespread on Sardinia in the Roman period, research shows

US scientists make advances in modifying human embryos

US scientists make advances in modifying human embryos

Infographic displays facts and information about stem cells, cord blood

Infographic displays facts and information about stem cells, cord blood

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

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

Brazilian researchers propose new way for treating thalassemia major

Brazilian researchers propose new way for treating thalassemia major

Epigem challenges Durham University students to develop diagnostic devices for rare anaemic conditions

Epigem challenges Durham University students to develop diagnostic devices for rare anaemic conditions

Yale researchers use new gene editing technique to correct mutations that cause thalassemia

Yale researchers use new gene editing technique to correct mutations that cause thalassemia

Genome engineering-based methods pave way for new treatment of patients with sickle cell disease

Genome engineering-based methods pave way for new treatment of patients with sickle cell disease

Scientists find new way to use CRISPR gene editing to help fix sickle cell disease

Scientists find new way to use CRISPR gene editing to help fix sickle cell disease

New computer model shows how spleen filters misshapen red blood cells

New computer model shows how spleen filters misshapen red blood cells

Scientists develop non-toxic transplantation procedure using antibodies to target blood stem cells in mice

Scientists develop non-toxic transplantation procedure using antibodies to target blood stem cells in mice

Minihepcidins may potentially treat serious genetic blood diseases in children, adults

Minihepcidins may potentially treat serious genetic blood diseases in children, adults

Key opinions leaders to discuss role of cyclophosphamide in the field of HSCT

Key opinions leaders to discuss role of cyclophosphamide in the field of HSCT

Sangamo presents immunological data from SB-728-T HIV clinical study at CROI 2016

Sangamo presents immunological data from SB-728-T HIV clinical study at CROI 2016