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Researchers make breakthrough in gene therapy for sickle cell disease

13:49 EDT 2 Oct 2019 | News-Medical.net

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have developed a new and improved viral vector--a virus-based vehicle that delivers therapeutic genes--for use in gene therapy for sickle cell disease.

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