Early Results Are Positive for Experimental CRISPR Therapies
Early Results Are Positive for Experimental CRISPR Therapies
Two clinical trial participants—one with β-thalassemia and one with sickle cell disease—appeared to benefit from the gene-editing treatments with minimal side effects, according to the companies.
Early Results Are Positive for Experimental CRISPR Therapies
Early Results Are Positive for Experimental CRISPR Therapies

Two clinical trial participants—one with β-thalassemia and one with sickle cell disease—appeared to benefit from the gene-editing treatments with minimal side effects, according to the companies.

Two clinical trial participants—one with β-thalassemia and one with sickle cell disease—appeared to benefit from the gene-editing treatments with minimal side effects, according to the companies.

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In Our Blood: A Profile of Stuart Orkin
In Our Blood: A Profile of Stuart Orkin
Anna Azvolinsky | Jul 15, 2019
By unraveling the molecular underpinnings of inherited blood disorders, the Boston Children’s Hospital researcher has provided the basis for therapies now being tested for beta-thalassemia and sickle cell disease.
Charting Crescents, 1910
Charting Crescents, 1910
Sukanya Charuchandra | Sep 30, 2018
James Herrick, a Chicago doctor, was the first to describe sickled red blood cells in a patient of African descent.
How Red Blood Cells Get Their Dimples
How Red Blood Cells Get Their Dimples
Ashley Yeager | Aug 31, 2018
Myosin proteins tug on the cell membrane, giving an erythrocyte its distinct shape.
Infographic: Red Blood Cell Shape
Infographic: Red Blood Cell Shape
Ashley Yeager | Aug 31, 2018
What happens when myosin inside red blood cells can't do its job?
Image of the Day: Hunter Platelets 
Image of the Day: Hunter Platelets 
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Dec 19, 2017
Researchers explore how blood platelets sweep bacteria into aggregate bundles at sites of infection to help phagocytic cells dispose of them. 
Image of the Day: Malaria Hologram
Image of the Day: Malaria Hologram
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Nov 5, 2017
Optical engineers have developed a portable field microscope that could aid the diagnosis of diseased cells.
Crayfish Blood Cells Make New Neurons
Crayfish Blood Cells Make New Neurons
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Aug 12, 2014
Hemocytes can form neurons in adult crayfish, a study shows.