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Sickle cell bill on its way to governor

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The Florida Legislature on Thursday gave the nod to a bill that would allow research in sickle cell disease to be eligible for Closing the Gap Grant Program. The bill, SB 94, was passed by the House on Thursday by a unanimous vote. It passed the Senate unanimously, also. Sickle cell is a genetic inherited blood disorder. An estimated 2 million Americans have sickle cell disease and people at risk of inheriting it descend from Africa, India and the Mediterranean…

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