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  • noun Plural form of thalassemia.

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  • For example, Caucasians whose families came from Northern Europe are more likely to have cystic fibrosis; African-Americans are more likely to have sickle-cell disease; people of Southeast Asian or Mediterranean background are more likely to have anemias known as thalassemias; and people of Ashkenazi Jewish, French-Canadian, or Cajun background are more likely than others to experience Tay-Sachs disease and several other conditions.

    Our Bodies, Ourselves: Pregnancy and Birth

  • For example, Caucasians whose families came from Northern Europe are more likely to have cystic fibrosis; African-Americans are more likely to have sickle-cell disease; people of Southeast Asian or Mediterranean background are more likely to have anemias known as thalassemias; and people of Ashkenazi Jewish, French-Canadian, or Cajun background are more likely than others to experience Tay-Sachs disease and several other conditions.

    Our Bodies, Ourselves: Pregnancy and Birth

  • And blood disorders known as thalassemias arise when copies of genes that encode subunits of hemoglobin, blood's oxygen-carrying molecule, are missing.

    Science News / Features, Blog Entries, Column Entries, Issues, News Items and Book Reviews

  • And blood disorders known as thalassemias arise when copies of genes that encode subunits of hemoglobin, blood's oxygen-carrying molecule, are missing.

    Science News / Features, Blog Entries, Column Entries, Issues, News Items and Book Reviews

  • We assumed that the same mechanism that is involved in differentiation and maturation of the reticulocyte is also involved in the removal of "naturally occurring" mutant abnormal hemoglobins that are synthesized in different hemoglobinopathies, such as thalassemias and sickle cell anemia, and also in the destruction of the amino acid analogs

    Aaron Ciechanover - Autobiography

  • Just as medicine has rid the world of polio and smallpox and effectively prevented genetic diseases such as thalassemias in parts of the Mediterranean world, some believe the $1,000 genome will crush or even eradicate most kinds of genetic disease.

    The $1,000 Genome

  • Blood diseases: Stem cells from fetuses ounger than 16 weeks might treat sickle cell anemia, thalassemias, aplastic anemia and other disorders.

    Cures From The Womb

  • In some thalassemias there is an excess of beta chains; in others there is an excess of alpha chains.

    The Edge of Evolution

  • In most alpha thalassemias, a whole gene is deleted.

    The Edge of Evolution

  • Because there are so many different mutations that can cause thalassemia versus just one that can make sickle or hemoglobin C, thalassemias originate by chance much more frequently.

    The Edge of Evolution

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