Skip to main content

Thank you for visiting nature.com. You are using a browser version with limited support for CSS. To obtain the best experience, we recommend you use a more up to date browser (or turn off compatibility mode in Internet Explorer). In the meantime, to ensure continued support, we are displaying the site without styles and JavaScript.

Africa must participate in finding a gene therapy cure for sickle-cell disease

This is a preview of subscription content, access via your institution

Access options

Buy article

Get time limited or full article access on ReadCube.

$32.00

All prices are NET prices.

References

  1. Kato, G. J. et al. Nat. Rev. Dis. Primers 4, 18010 (2018).

    Article  Google Scholar 

  2. Tshilolo, L. et al. N. Engl. J. Med. 380, 121–131 (2019).

    Article  CAS  Google Scholar 

  3. Luzzatto, L. et al. Front. Pharmacol. 12, 770640 (2021).

    Article  CAS  Google Scholar 

  4. Faulkner, L. et al. Bone Marrow Transplant. 56, 536–543 (2021).

    Article  Google Scholar 

  5. WHO. https://www.who.int/news/item/12-07-2022-who-s-science-council-launches-report-calling-for-equitable-expansion-of-genomics (accessed September 2022).

  6. Nathwani, A. C. et al. N. Engl. J. Med. 365, 2357–2365 (2011).

    Article  CAS  Google Scholar 

  7. Gillmore, J. D. et al. N. Engl. J. Med. 385, 493–502 (2021).

    Article  CAS  Google Scholar 

Download references

Acknowledgements

The authors thank L. Luzzatto for his contribution in the preparation of this correspondence.

Author information

Authors and Affiliations

Authors

Corresponding author

Correspondence to Julie Makani.

Ethics declarations

Competing interests

All authors declare no competing interests.

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Verify currency and authenticity via CrossMark

Cite this article

Moshi, G., Sheehan, V.A. & Makani, J. Africa must participate in finding a gene therapy cure for sickle-cell disease. Nat Med (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41591-022-02033-5

Download citation

  • Published:

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41591-022-02033-5

Search

Quick links

Nature Briefing

Sign up for the Nature Briefing newsletter — what matters in science, free to your inbox daily.

Get the most important science stories of the day, free in your inbox. Sign up for Nature Briefing