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  • n. Alternative spelling of thalassemia.

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  • n. an inherited form of anemia caused by faulty synthesis of hemoglobin


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  • 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.

    The Times of India

  • 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.

    India eNews

  • Dr Allison Streetly, national dir, NHS sickle cell and thalassaemia screening programme, for serv healthcare.

    New Year honours list: Order of the British Empire, Officer

  • 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.”

    A Reframing I’d Like to See: Government-Enforced Childbirth

  • It is through marriage that the disease spreads and there can't be a better way of curbing thalassaemia than making people aware.

    The Times of India

  • 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.

    The Times of India

  • 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.

    The Times of India

  • When two thalassaemia minors get married, there is a 4: 1 possibility of their children being born with the disease.

    The Times of India

  • 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 Times of India

  • The same holds true for thalassaemia major couples.

    The Times of India


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