New Discoveries May Help Treat Blood Disease That Plagues African-Americans

From ThinkProgress Thu Feb 21 2013, 17:20:42

Scientists may be close to finding a cure for sickle cell anemia, a blood disease that disproportionately affects African-Americans. One in 500 African descendants born in the United States suffer from sickle cell; one in 12 carry the gene for it. The disease can cause symptoms as minor as fatigue, or as major as organ [...]

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