Salk News Clip – Sickle Cell Research (CW6) – Video

Posted: December 9, 2011 at 9:30 pm



Salk researchers develop safe way to repair sickle cell disease genes New gene editing technique would heal patients with their own cells December 07, 2011 LA JOLLA, CA—Researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have developed a way to use patients' own cells to potentially cure sickle cell disease and many other disorders caused by mutations in a gene that helps produce blood hemoglobin. The technique uses cells from a patient's skin to generate induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), which are capable of developing into various types of mature tissues—including blood. The scientists say their method, which repairs the beta-globin gene (HBB), avoids gene therapy techniques that can introduce potentially harmful genes into cells

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