Fighting Sickle Cell Disease with Gene Correction Technology
Thursday, November 16 @ 2-3pm ET
Sickle cell disease is a monogenic blood disease, and is the most common serious blood disease in the world affecting 4.4 million people who have SCD, while an additional 43 million have sickle-cell trait as of 2015. Join Mark DeWitt of the Innovative Genomics Institute at UC Berkeley who is part of the team helping to develop a clinical protocol to correct the sickle cell disease mutation using CRISPR /Cas9 in hematopoietic stem cells.
What You Will Learn
- How to efficiently gene edit hematopoietic stem cells
- What are the key concerns with translating CRISPR to the clinic
- Approaches to clinical translation of gene editing protocols in an academic setting through an ad hoc disease team
- Date: Thursday, November 16, 2017 @ 2:00-3:00pm ET
- Fee: Free to Attend
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