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Researchers to embark on study that may bring cure for sickle cell disease

Historic grants to UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland may end sickle cell disease, hospital officials said. The hospital received $17 million in grants to launch a four-year study to use recently developed technology to alter the gene that causes sickle cell disease and eradicate the illness. The disease is especially prevalent among Black people, and […]