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The Enculturated Gene: Sickle Cell Health Politics and Biological Difference in West Africa
     

The Enculturated Gene: Sickle Cell Health Politics and Biological Difference in West Africa

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by Duana Fullwiley
 

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ISBN-10: 0691123179

ISBN-13: 9780691123172

Pub. Date: 11/27/2011

Publisher: Princeton University Press

In the 1980s, a research team led by Parisian scientists identified several unique DNA sequences, or haplotypes, linked to sickle cell anemia in African populations. After casual observations of how patients managed this painful blood disorder, the researchers in question postulated that the Senegalese type was less severe. The Enculturated Gene traces how

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