Scientists use stem cells, gene therapy to treat blood disease

06/1/2009 | San Diego Union-Tribune

Scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies said they successfully treated cells derived from patients with Fanconi anemia, a genetic disorder that can lead to diseases such as bone marrow failure and leukemia, by correcting a faulty gene and turning the cells into induced pluripotent stem cells. "In theory, we could transplant it into a human and cure the disease," the study's lead researcher said.

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