UK Sickle Cell Gene Therapy Research Awarded $3.1M Grant

UK Sickle Cell Gene Therapy Research Awarded $3.1M Grant

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UK Sickle Cell Gene Therapy Research Awarded $3.1M Grant

Researchers at the University of York in the U.K. have been awarded a $3.1 million (£2.3 million) grant to accelerate research supporting stem cell gene therapy to treat sickle cell disease (SCD). The grant was awarded by the nonprofit Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to track genetic changes in individual stem cells that give rise to various types of blood cells. Sickle cell disease is an inherited blood disorder caused by genetic mutations that alter…

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