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Newborn Screening for Sickle Cell Disease and Other Hemoglobinopathies
National Institutes of Health Consensus Development Conference Statement April 6-8, 1987 … Hemoglobinopathies represent one of the major health problems in the United States and constitute the most common genetic disorders in some populations. Sickle cell diseases (SS, SC, S-beta thalassemia) alone affect about 1/4000 American black newborns.

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