Beta s gene in Central Iran is in linkage disequilibrium with the Indian-Arab haplotype.

Abstract

Sickle cell anemia is not considered to be a significant disease in Iran, although the sickle cell trait is estimated to have a high incidence in the Southern provinces. Since 1977, when the presence of a mild sickle cell anemia was reported in this country, there have been no further investigations published giving precise data on the incidence and origins… (More)

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