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The death of the rap artist Prodigy (Albert Johnson, half of the duo Mobb Deep) at only 42 this week, after a lifetime of suffering from sickle cell disease, was a reminder of the devastating cost of the sometimes fatal genetic disorder — and of the failure to cure it.
It has been 61 years since the discovery of the mutation responsible for sickle cell, which affects about 100,000 people in the U.S., and 30 years since scientists found a compensatory mutation — one that keeps people from developing sickle cell despite inheriting the mutant genes.
people & placesJennell White, PhDDr. Jennell White is an Assistant Profes...
people & placesAngela Rivers, MD, PhDDr. Rivers is the Director at Sickle Cel...
news & eventsFDA Approves Hydroxyurea Tablets for Pediatric Patients With Sickle Cell AnemiaThe US Food and Drug Administration (FDA...
people & placesSoutheast Alabama Sickle Cell AssociationThe Southeast Alabama Sickle Cell Associ...
news & eventsSociety of Pediatric Psychology Fall Virtual ConferenceSeptember 29, 2023 | 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. E...
news & eventsSickle Cell Treatment Endari Now Available in the United StatesEmmaus Life Sciences has announced that ...
videos & visualsCould Gene Therapy Cure Sickle Cell Anemia?https://www.cbsnews.com/video/could-gene...
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