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Lessons from haemoglobin

Julian C. Knight

in Human Genetic Diversity: Functional Consequences for Health and Disease

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199227693
eISBN:
9780191711015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199227693.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology

Study of genetic variation at the globin genes has provided a series of fundamental insights the nature and extent of genetic diversity and its functional consequences. This chapter provides a primer ... More


Parasite wars

Julian C. Knight

in Human Genetic Diversity: Functional Consequences for Health and Disease

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199227693
eISBN:
9780191711015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199227693.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology

In this chapter the impact on human genetic diversity of the major selective pressures exerted by parasitic diseases such as malaria are reviewed. Ethnic groups showing different levels of resistance ... More


Genetic haematological disorders

Sir David Weatherall and Elizabeth A. Letsky

in Antenatal and Neonatal Screening

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780192628268
eISBN:
9780191723605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192628268.003.0011
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This main focus of this chapter is on genetic disorders of the structure or synthesis of haemoglobin — especially sickle cell disease and the thalassaemias, which are common enough in many ... More


Science, Law, and the Medical‐Industrial Complex in EU Pharmaceutical Regulation: The Deferiprone Controversy

John Abraham and Courtney Davis

in European Law and New Health Technologies

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199659210
eISBN:
9780191748165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659210.003.0011
Subject:
Law, EU Law, Medical Law

This chapter is a case study of the controversy surrounding a thalassaemia drug, known as deferiprone. The approval of the drug for the EU market was appealed, to what was then the European Court of ... More


Genetically Ethnic? Genes, ‘Race’, and Health in Thatcher’s Britain

Roberta Bivins

in Contagious Communities: Medicine, Migration, and the NHS in Post War Britain

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198725282
eISBN:
9780191792625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198725282.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Molecular genetics was an area in which elite British scientists and research institutions sought to compete on a global scale. Sickle cell anaemia and thalassaemia, genetic conditions strongly ... More


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