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CRISPR gene editing could treat sickle cell disease

15 August 2016 | By Niamh Louise Marriott, Digital Content Producer

Foetal haemoglobin lacks beta sub-units and has gamma sub-units instead. Thus, beta-thalassemia or SCD–associated mutations, which impair the production or function of the beta sub-unit, do not cause problems with foetal haemoglobin, which can transport oxygen effectively in adults...