Author Archives: Alexandra Andersson, PhD

Promising Gene Therapy For Sickle Cell Ready for Clinical Trial

A new engineered gene therapy virus, inserted into blood stem cells and then transplanted into mice with sickle cell disease, markedly reduced red blood cell damage according to the study “Lineage-specific BCL11A knockdown circumvents toxicities and reverses sickle phenotype,” published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation. A clinical gene therapy trial…