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Tracing sickle cell back to one child, 7,300 years ago

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Tracing sickle cell back to one child, 7,300 years ago

Tracing sickle cell back to one child, 7,300 years ago

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New research suggests that the history of sickle-cell disease goes back to a mutation in just one person, a development researchers hope will make treatment less complicated for the many people who suffer from this painful illness. So how have they traced it and why does it matter?

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Summary: New research suggests that the history of sickle-cell disease goes back to a mutation in just one person, a development researchers hope will make treatment less complicated for the many people who suffer from this painful illness. So how have they traced it and why does it matter?

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