A Possible Cure for Sickle Cell Disease: Bill Morice, M.D., Ph.D.

Answers from the Lab

In this episode of “Answers From the Lab,” host Bobbi Pritt, M.D., chair of the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at Mayo Clinic, is joined by William Morice II, M.D., Ph.D., CEO and president of Mayo Clinic Laboratories. They discuss the recent news of a possible cure for sickle cell disease, as well as gene editing therapies and their impact on the laboratory.

Specific topics of discussion include:

  • Characteristics of sickle cell disease and current testing and treatment options.
  • Advantages, challenges, and ethical considerations for gene editing tools.
  • How gene therapies may impact the laboratory and the process for testing specimens.
  • How the high cost of innovative therapeutics may accentuate disparities in care.

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Suzanne Ferguson

Suzanne Ferguson is a Marketing Channel Manager at Mayo Clinic Laboratories and has worked at Mayo Clinic since 2014. Outside of work, Suzanne can be found traveling, reading and spending time with her family.