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Haemoglobin F(Malta): a New Foetal Haemoglobin Variant with a High Incidence in Maltese Infants


DURING a survey of umbilical cord bloods in Malta a new foetal haemoglobin variant (Hb F (Malta)) has been found with an incidence of about 1.5 per cent. This is the first population in which a relatively high incidence of a foetal haemoglobin variant has been observed.

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CAUCHI, M., CLEGG, J. & WEATHERALL, D. Haemoglobin F(Malta): a New Foetal Haemoglobin Variant with a High Incidence in Maltese Infants. Nature 223, 311–313 (1969).

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