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NIH Launches Initiative to Accelerate Genetic Therapies to Cure Sickle Cell Disease

Bethesda, Maryland—(ENEWSPF)—September 13, 2018
Contact: NHLBI Engagement and Media Relations Branch
The National Institutes of Health announced the launch of a new initiative to help speed the development of cures for sickle cell disease, a group of inherited blood disorders affecting at least 100,000 people in the United States and 20 million worldwide. The Cure Sickle Cell Initiative will take advantage of the latest genetic discoveries and technological advances to move the most promising genetic-based curative therapies safely into clinical trials within five to 10 years.

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