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Thalassemia

Thalassemia comes from the Greek word "thalassemia" which means "anemia by-the-sea." The name thalassemia was coined at the University of Rochester in upstate New York by the Nobel Prize-winning pathologist George Whipple and the professor of pediatrics William Bradford from the Greek thalassa for sea and -emia meaning the blood. Thalassemia was first described by Cooley and Lee in 1925. Most of t ... Read More

 

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A rare phenomenon.

Is it possible for the father and the mother of a female to both carry Thalassemia trait, the female not to have it and to marry a man who does not carry it either and their child to carry it? This is impossible according to Mendel's laws, but is there any real experience contradicting the law? If you have any experience please feel free to post it.

Thank you very much

Posted on : Monday, July 13, 2009 1:48 PM
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