Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

One day, science may cure sickle cell anaemia

Genetic mutations that affect our blood cells' haemoglobin are the most common of all mutations. It has been estimated that around 5% of the world's population carry a defective globin gene.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Mapping the global burden of sickle cell anaemia

The first rigorous study to assess the global burden of sickle cell anaemia in recent times is reported today in the Lancet, giving an up-to-date view of the distribution of the disease. Accurate estimates of the numbers ...

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