Sickle Cell Disease

Sickle Cell Disease

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Baker & Taylor
Describes what scientists currently know about the relationship between genes and sickle cell disease, touching on technologies and experimental methods.

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In 1910, Dr. James B. Herrick published Western medical literature's first description of a person with sickle cell disease. Soon, other physicians reported patients with similar symptoms and confirmed the characteristic feature of the disease: elongated red blood cells. In 1922, the peculiar shape of the cells inspired the official name for the disorder. Within 30 years, scientists had learned about the cause of sickle cell disease an abnormal form of hemoglobin. Sickle Cell Disease explores the scientific discoveries that led to an understanding of the genetic basis of the disease, explaining how a single mutation in hemoglobin multiplies into the many symptoms of sickle cell disease. Also investigated are treatments that help individuals manage sickle cell disease symptoms, and how gene therapy and stem cell therapy may one day lead to a cure for the disease.

Baker
& Taylor

Describes what scientists currently know, and what they hope to learn in the near future, about the relationship between genes and disease, including touching on technologies and experimental methods that have led to our current understanding.

Publisher: New York, NY : Chelsea House Publishers, [2008]
Copyright Date: ©2008
ISBN: 9780791095874
Branch Call Number: 616.1527 JONES
Characteristics: 143 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm

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