Chicago News Channel Airs Story on Gene Therapy for Thalassemia

December 30, 2014 – WGN-TV in Chicago aired a story tonight on a thalassemia patient who has undergone a gene replacement therapy process. The clip and accompanying story can be accessed by clicking here.

The Cooley’s Anemia Foundation is thrilled that progress is being made in the area of gene therapy and gene editing for thalassemia. This is a field in which the Foundation has been interested in as a promising potential curative approach; several research grants funded by the Foundation have helped lay groundwork in this area.

Those with an interest in gene therapy and editing may find more information in earlier CAF articles here and here.

The Foundation will continue to report on this issue as more information becomes available.


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