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To be fair, cystic fibrosis isn’t curable, either.

And, if you have a limited supply of funds, going after childhood cancer (which affects children of all races) will save more lives than trying to find a cure for sickle cell anemia.

But funding is only one issue in solving sickle cell. It is a genetic disease, and a cure would require serious advances in gene manipulation.

Read the STAT article here:

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