What is beta-thalassemia?

The HBB gene encodes an important blood protein called beta globin. A person with beta-thalassemia carries a mutation in both copies of the HBB gene, completely halting production of the beta globin protein. Without beta globin, the important oxygen-carrying protein, hemoglobin, can not be made. Although oxygen can be carried by a less efficient form of hemoglobin, most of the affected red blood cells die.

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15937. What causes beta-thalassemia?

The HBB gene encodes an important blood protein called beta globin. A person with beta-thalassemia carries a mutation in both copies of the HBB gene, completely halting production of the beta globin protein.

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15967. What is sickle cell?

Mutations in the HBB gene on chromosome 11 can cause sickle cell.

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15968. What causes sickle cell?

Mutations in the HBB gene on chromosome 11 can cause sickle cell.

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15907. Beta-thalassemia

The HBB gene encodes an important blood protein called beta globin.

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15949. What is hemophilia?

The F8 gene produces a protein needed for blood clotting. People with hemophilia bleed longer when they are injured because they are unable to form stable blood clots. Mutations in this gene are responsible for more than 90% of hemophilia cases.

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15950. What causes hemophilia?

The F8 gene produces a protein needed for blood clotting. People with hemophilia bleed longer when they are injured because they are unable to form stable blood clots. Mutations in this gene are responsible for more than 90% of hemophilia cases.

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