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New gene therapy approaches are increasingly being explored to treat sickle cell disease, but Nature News writes that many new gene therapies have come with price tags that may be unaffordable for many patients, especially in regions of Africa, the Caribbean, and India where the condition is more common.

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Nature News reports the US National Institutes of Health is investing in studies of the long-term effects of COVID-19.

The National Health Service is to offer Novartis's Zolgensma for spinal muscular atrophy later this year, according to the Guardian.

Taiwan is to launch a pilot program offering genetic testing to cancer patients, the Taipei Times reports.

In PLOS this week: loci linked to protection against tuberculosis, identification of loci associated with increased risk of squamous cell carcinoma of the aerodigestive tract, and more.

Mar
17
Sponsored by
IONPath

In this webinar, Felix J. Hartmann of Stanford University will describe an approach that characterizes the metabolic regulome of individual cells together with their phenotypic identity.

Mar
24
Sponsored by
Mission Bio

This webinar, the first in a “Women in Single Cell” series sponsored by Mission Bio, will discuss the use of single-cell analysis to assess genome editing for use in pre-clinical disease modeling.

Mar
31
Sponsored by
MilliporeSigma

This webinar will outline the development and commercialization journey of a novel CRISPR-based SARS-CoV-2 test. 

Apr
06
Sponsored by
Beckman Coulter

In this webinar session, Dr. David Harris and Dr. Ryan Sprissler, who led the student and employee testing program at University of Arizona, will discuss how the university has remained physically open with nearly 25 percent of its population on campus, while keeping infection rates below 2 percent.