Daily Archives: December 5, 2020

Gene-editing Treatment Shows Promise for Sickle Cell, Other Blood Disease

Scientists are seeing promising early results from the first studies testing gene editing for painful, inherited blood disorders that plague millions worldwide, especially Black people. Doctors hope the one-time treatment, which involves permanently altering DNA in blood cells with a tool called CRISPR, may treat and possibly cure sickle cell disease and beta thalassemia. Partial

Virus Cases Continue Climbing in US During Holiday Season

Coronavirus infections across the U.S. continue to rise as the country moves deeper into a holiday season when eagerly anticipated gatherings of family and friends could push the numbers even higher and overwhelm hospitals. Vast swaths of southern and inland California imposed new restrictions on businesses and activities Saturday as hospitals in the nation’s most