Addressing Health Disparities in Sickle Cell Disease

12.15.2020 - By Genotypecast with Grey Genetics

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Certified genetic counselor Barbara W. Harrison discusses how racism impacts the health disparities in Sickle Cell Disease, gene therapies in development, and how these developments are being received by the Sickle Cell Disease Community.
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Related Articles and Resources:
Alexandra Power-Hays, M.D. and Patrick T. McGann, M.D. “When Actions Speak Louder Than Words — Racism and Sickle Cell Disease.” N Engl J Med 2020; 383:1902-1903
Farooq F. et al. "Comparison of US Federal and Foundation Funding of Research for Sickle Cell Disease and Cystic Fibrosis and Factors Associated with Research Productivity. "JAMA Netw Open. 2020; 3(3):e201737
Cure Sickle Cell Initiative
Sickle Cell Disease Association of America
Patient Stories Podcast episode: “Invisible and Unpredictable” - interview with Mary Adenturinmo
"1st Patients To Get CRISPR Gene-Editing Treatment Continue To Thrive." Morning Edition, NPR News, December 15, 2020.

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