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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


PND, Reproductive Choices, and Care

Ilana Löwy

in Tangled Diagnoses: Prenatal Testing, Women, and Risk

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226534121
eISBN:
9780226534268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226534268.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Chapter 6 focuses on reproductive decisions of women aware of the presence of a hereditary condition in their family. Prenatal diagnosis originated in a wish to prevent the transmission of hereditary ... More


The Material Gene: Gender, Race, and Heredity after the Human Genome Project

Kelly E. Happe

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814790670
eISBN:
9780814744727
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814790670.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

In 2000, the National Human Genome Research Institute announced the completion of a “draft” of the human genome, the sequence information of nearly all 3 billion base pairs of DNA. Since then, ... More


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