This Biology Factsheet:

  • Describes the structure and function of haemoglobin.
  • Details the causes and symptoms of sickle cell disease (SCD).
  • Describes the pattern of inheritance of haemoglobin alleles and explains their effect on selection.
  • Discusses the role of diagnostic testing.
  • Outlines the treatment options for individuals with SCD.
  • Describes the role of foetal haemoglobin (HbF) and an advantageous mutation.
  • Outlines the research of future treatments.
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Publication Date

September 2020


ISSN: 1351-5136

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