JAN 21, 2019 9:04 PM PST

Gene Therapy For Blood Disorders

WRITTEN BY: Nouran Amin

Gene therapy continues to advance rapidly with new technology since 2008. It is a promising therapeutic avenue in medicine that could safely alter our DNA to eliminate threatening diseases. Some of these diseases include inherited blood disorders such as malignant hematologic disorders, hemophilia, and the hemoglobin disorders. Increasingly new methods seek to treat, for example, sickle cell anemia, a blood disease that results in abnormally shaped red blood cells or the treatment of thalassemia, which disrupts the production of a crucial blood protein known as hemoglobin. Watch the video above to learn more!

About the Author
  • Nouran is a scientist, educator, and life-long learner with a passion for making science more communicable. When not busy in the lab isolating blood macrophages, she enjoys writing on various STEM topics.
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