2021 Gruber Genetics Prize

Hematologist-oncologist and geneticist¬†Stuart H. Orkin, MD, of Harvard Medical School, Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, has pioneered our understanding of the development of blood cells (hematopoiesis) and the genetic underpinnings of both rare and common blood cell disorders. His seminal contributions have profoundly transformed the field of hematology and have led to new gene-based therapies for thalassemia and sickle cell disease, two inherited red blood cell disorders that affect millions of people around the world.

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