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Rikako Ikee, who competed in the 2016 Olympics at age 16, was diagnosed with leukemia in early 2019, prompting a yearlong hiatus.
Researchers hope to combine gene editing with a less toxic stem cell transplant. Findings may apply to cancer and other illnesses.
Experts say treatment decisions should depend on the individual and factors such as cancer stage.
Cancer treatments can cause long-term problems linked to aging, such as heart problems and brittle bones.
The short answer is yes. but the procedure isn’t suitable for everyone.
Bone marrow transplants can cure many diseases, but more donors are needed.
Sickle-cell anemia remains more common among people of African ancestry, but science has made strides in treating this blood-borne disease.
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