Protective effects of the sickle cell gene against malaria morbidity and mortality

@article{Aidoo2002ProtectiveEO,
  title={Protective effects of the sickle cell gene against malaria morbidity and mortality},
  author={Michael Aidoo and Dianne J Terlouw and Margarette S. Kolczak and Peter D. Mcelroy and Feiko O. ter Kuile and Simon Kariuki and Bernard L. Nahlen and Altaf A. Lal and Venkatachalam Udhayakumar},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2002},
  volume={359},
  pages={1311-1312}
}
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