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The word asklepian ("as-klee-pi-an") refers to the serpent-entwined healing staff that was wielded by Asklepius ("as-klee-pi-us"), the god of medicine in ancient Greek mythology. Today, the healing staff has been replaced by modern medicines, with cell and gene therapies already strongly hinting at their great promise to alleviate many disease states.