Sickle Cell Anaemia - a brief outline
on Chromosome 11 the beta-globin gene works with the alpha-globin gene on chromosome 16 to encode for the proteins in adult haemoglobin.
Mutant beta-globin that sickles, causes sickle cell anaemia, the absence of beta-globin cause beta- thalassaemia.
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www.genefaith.org created by A. J. Palmer.
This page was updated on 2nd December 2002