Study on Stem Cells from Hair, Skin

May 27, 2009 – Doctors at Albert Einstein College of Medicine are looking for volunteers with hemoglobinopathies (Hb H, thalassemias, and sickle cell disease) to participate in a research study

We are testing procedures to correct genes that cause sickle cell disease and thalassemia in stem cells created from hairs or skin cells. We are also testing methods to change the corrected stem cells back into blood cells that could be use to cure patients with these diseases.

Click here to read about one patient’s experience with a clinical trial.

Your part in the study will be a one-time donation of a few hairs or a small skin biopsy, and a blood sample.

If interested please contact

Dr. Eric Bouhassira at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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