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Study: Marrow Transplant Successful in Treating Adult Sickle Cell Disease

A risky bone marrow transplant is often successful in treating children with sickle cell disease, a genetic disorder primarily seen in people of African descent. Experts say by the time patients reach adulthood, however, they are usually too sick to withstand the rigorous procedure. But now researchers say they are able to reverse sickle cell disease in adults using a less intensive bone marrow transplant. According to John Tisdale, an investigator with the National Institute of...

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