In this post I link to and embed the YouTube video, Hope for a Cure: Treating Sickle Cell Disease with CRISPR, Nov 8, 2021, UC San Francisco (UCSF).
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland has one of the premiere centers in the nation for Sickle Cell treatment and has been at the forefront of advancing the research for better treatments and a cure for over 45 years. A sickle cell-CRISPR gene therapy clinical trial – a partnership with UCSF, UCLA and UC Berkeley – will be the first human trial using CRISPR gene editing technology to replace mutated blood cells with edited cells – a potential cure for sickle cell.
Sickle Cell Clinical Trial Aims to Cure Disease by Correcting Patient’s Mutated Gene: UCSF Benioff Children’s Oakland Receives $17M in Grants to Launch 4-Year Study Using CRISPR to Eradicate Sickle Cell Mutation
By Lorna Fernandes December 1, 2021