Sickle cell

Bruce Lo brucelo at phoenix.princeton.edu
Sat Jan 18 10:33:39 EST 1997


Brian Sandle wrote:
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> How is the war against sickle cell anaemia going on? What profits are the
> testers making? Are we keeping the gene line which can respond to
> malaria, that facet which goes with sickle cell anaemia?
> 
> Brian Sandle

Well, one possibilityis the use of third strand binding to cause a
mutation in the gene with the mutation for sickle cell that will revert
it back to normal. While this is still years away, current results do
look promising.

Bruce



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