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    as s-thalassaemia. They used a gene editing technique called CRISPR/Cas9, which has been successfully used to modify the genomes of adult cells in the past. The technique consists of injecting the targetRead more

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Thalassaemia

Disease

Thalassaemia (or thalassemia) is a genetic disorder of the blood which originated in the Mediterranean region.In thalassaemia, the disease is caused by the weakening and destruction of red blood cells. This is caused by mutant genes which affect how the body makes haemoglobin. Haemoglobin is the protein in red blood cells which carries oxygen. People with thalassaemia make less haemoglobin and...More