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New Sickle Cell Test Could Be Live-saver in Developing World

A new low-cost, rapid blood test for sickle cell anemia could someday save the lives of thousands children in developing countries. An estimated 300,000 children are born with the genetic blood disorder each year in Africa alone. It causes affected red cells to form into a sickle shape, clogging blood vessels. Researchers say more than 50 percent of children under age five die of complications of sickle cell disease while awaiting diagnosis and treatment. Writing in the journal...

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