BREAKING!! A cure for sickle cell disease (SCD) at last | #NwokeukwuMascot
Finally, we now have a cure for Sickle Cell Disease. CRISPR genome/gene editing drug is the key.
CASGEVY is the name of the drug. Casgevy is also known as exagamglogene autotemcel.
Unfortunately, the drug costs one million Great British Pounds (£1 million) or N1.4 billion naira for each patient.
Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A Doudna (pictured) received the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for discovering this drug.
Emmanuelle Marie Charpentier is a French professor and researcher in Microbiology, Genetics, and Biochemistry.
Jennifer Anne Doudna is an American professor of Biochemistry.
CRISPR” (pronounced as “crisper”) stands for Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats. They are the hallmark of a bacterial defense system that forms the basis for CRISPR-Cas9 genome/gene editing technology.