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Gene Gemisch Cures Sickle Cell in Mice

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Science  14 Dec 2001:
Vol. 294, Issue 5550, pp. 2268
DOI: 10.1126/science.294.5550.2268a

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On page 2368, a team reports having used an HIV-based vector to cure sickle cell disease in mice. Researchers think this is one of several signs that gene therapy could become a reality for this disease, although there is still a lot of work to be done.