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dc.contributor.authorDyson, Simonen
dc.contributor.authorAtkin, Karlen
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-01T09:50:34Z
dc.date.available2012-02-01T09:50:34Z
dc.date.issued2012-01
dc.identifier.citationDyson, S.M. and Atkin, K. (2012) [eds] Genetics and Global Public Health: Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia. London: Routledgeen
dc.identifier.isbn9780415698139
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2086/5548
dc.descriptionThis book is based on papers presented at the First Worldwide Initiaitve on the Social Study of Haemoglobinopathies (WISSH) Conference, held at De Montfort University, UK in April 2010 to mark the 100th anniversary of the first scientific publication on sickle cell by James Herrick in 1910,en
dc.description.abstractSickle cell and thalassaemia are among the world’s most common genetic conditions. They are especially common in Africa, Brazil, the Caribbean, the Middle East and Asia. They affect all ethnic groups but they particularly impact on minority ethnic groups in North America, Europe and Australasia. Much research has focused on clinical, laboratory and genetic studies of these conditions. Through a wide-ranging selection of readings based on social scientific research into sickle cell and thalassaemia, this book seeks to redress this imbalance. This is important as, through an examination of the different social, economic and cultural contexts of the lives of people living with sickle cell or thalassaemia, the contributors demonstrate that people are more than the sum of their genes and that their life experiences are rarely derived solely from the clinical severity of their condition but depend on the social context of their lives.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherRoutledge (Taylor & Francis)en
dc.subjectgeneticsen
dc.subjectpublic healthen
dc.subjectglobal healthen
dc.subjectsickle cellen
dc.subjectthalassaemiaen
dc.subjectsocial scienceen
dc.subjecthaemoglobinopathiesen
dc.titleGenetics and Global Public Health: Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia.en
dc.typeBooken
dc.researchgroupUnit for the Social Study of Thalassaemia and Sickle Cellen
dc.peerreviewedYesen
dc.researchinstituteInstitute for Allied Health Sciences Researchen


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