“A recent survey by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) which is funding the project says nine of every 100 people in Kolkata are affected by beta thalassaemia, which is considerably higher than other metros.”
“In an attempt to take the fruits of biotechnology to the common man and reduce the burden of genetic disorders such as thalassaemia and muscular dystrophies, the Genome Foundation here will set up diagnostic centres across rural India with the first such centre coming up in Uttar Pradesh.”
“Dr Allison Streetly, national dir, NHS sickle cell and thalassaemia screening programme, for serv healthcare.”
“But according to this article, “An Italian judge ordered a sterile couple to transfer all the embryos obtained with assisted reproduction techniques, despite the fact that both would-be parents carry the recessive gene for beta thalassaemia, wanted a preimplant diagnosis, and would not keep a child born with the condition.””
“It is through marriage that the disease spreads and there can't be a better way of curbing thalassaemia than making people aware.”
“Those who take the test will receive a card which will state if the person is a thalassaemia minor (carrier), major (patient) or free from the disease.”
“Each will be given a card with details of their thalassaemia status so that they can try and avoid transmitting the disease to their children through marriage.”
“When two thalassaemia minors get married, there is a 4: 1 possibility of their children being born with the disease.”
“KOLKATA: In what could well be the most significant step taken towards eradicating the disease so far, Kolkata will soon have a thalassaemia register with the details of every youngster who belong to the marriageable age group.”
“The same holds true for thalassaemia major couples.”
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