Sickle cell

IBAG ILO 106341
Sat Jan 25 15:28:54 EST 1997



Bruce Lo <brucelo at phoenix.princeton.edu> wrote in article
<32E0ED53.6669 at phoenix.princeton.edu>...
> Brian Sandle wrote:
> > 
> 
> <cut>
> 
> > 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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