Teenager’s sickle cell reversed with world-first therapy

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A French teenager’s sickle cell disease has been reversed using a pioneering treatment to change his DNA.

“But of course we need to perform the same therapy in many patients to feel confident that it is robust enough to propose it as a mainstream therapy.”

“I think it’s very significant, essential they’ve given him his life back,” said Dr Deborah Gill from the gene medicine research group at the University of Oxford.

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