Sickle cell disease

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After the Nobel, what next for Crispr gene-editing therapies?
Hailed as the ‘molecular scissors’ that will allow us to rewrite our genes, the DNA tool is being trialled in treatments for everything from sickle-cell anaemia to cancer

Philip Ball

21, Feb, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Ayòbámi Adébáyò on how having the sickle cell trait inspired her bestselling debut
Stay With Me has put her on the pages of Vogue and now the Wellcome prize shortlist. She talks about dating and growing up in a turbulent Nigeria

Lisa Allardice

14, Apr, 2018 @10:59 AM

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'It’s like millions of ants are biting my bones' – fighting sickle cell disease in Nigeria
More people are affected by sickle cell in Nigeria than in any other country, so why is there a stigma around it – with even restrictions on who sicklers can marry?

Wana Udobang

19, Jul, 2017 @11:31 AM

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Ayòbámi Adébáyò: ‘We should decide for ourselves what happiness looks like’
The author of Stay With Me on child-free marriage, how sickle cell disease affects life in Nigeria and how she got started

Alice O'Keeffe

26, Feb, 2017 @7:00 AM

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The daily dilemmas of a student with sickle cell anaemia
From operating theatre to lecture theatre: living with sickle cell anaemia is a constant balancing act

Nikeh Gray

30, Jan, 2017 @2:34 PM

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Sally-Ann Ephson obituary
Other lives: Labour councillor in Wandsworth, south-west London, who was dedicated to her community

Candida Jones

25, Oct, 2016 @5:24 PM

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Gene therapy offers hope for treatment of sickle cell anaemia
Scientists to begin trials for treatment to overcome inherited disease that affects 300,000 newborn babies a year

Robin McKie

01, Oct, 2016 @9:15 PM

Ignorance about sickle cell disease is no excuse for poor NHS care | Melody David

Melody David: Sarah Mulenga's death was a needless tragedy. Emergency staff must treat people who have sickle cell anaemia with respect

Melody David

17, May, 2013 @5:00 PM

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Africa innovations: 15 ideas helping to transform a continent

A mobile phone database for dairy farmers and a strain of sweet potato that can help fight child blindness. These are just two of the imaginative new ideas that are tackling Africa's old problems

Mina Holland, Ian Tucker, Monica Mark, Annie Kelly, Olivia Honigsbaum

25, Aug, 2012 @11:05 PM

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Baruch Blumberg obituary

Biochemist whose work on hepatitis B won him a Nobel prize

Caroline Richmond

07, Apr, 2011 @5:13 PM

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Scientists harvest stem cells from placentas
Placentas are a rich source of stem cells, which can be used to treat a wide range of diseases in later life

Alok Jha, science correspondent

23, Jun, 2009 @3:37 PM

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Artists of the week 17: Donald Rodney

Jessica Lack's trip around the world of contemporary art looks at the late Donald Rodney, a highly influential artist who confronted the hypocrisies of post-modern Britain

Jessica Lack

26, Nov, 2008 @12:05 PM

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