Teenager's sickle cell reversed with world-first therapy - BBC NewsQuicklink submitted By molly cruz Permalink
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World-first therapy reverses French boy's blood disease.
"But here you have someone who has received gene therapy and has complete clinical remission - that's a huge step forward."
However, the expensive procedure can only be carried out in cutting-edge hospitals and laboratories, while most sickle cell patients are in Africa.
The next big challenge will be to transform this pioneering science into something that really can help millions of people.
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