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August 01, 2005 (Vol. 25, No. 14)

Sickle Cell Disease

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Were you aware that sickle cell disease was the first disorder shown to be caused by a defective protein (Pauling and Itano, 1948) and also the first genetic disorder whose molecular basis was known (Ingram and Hunt, 1956)? These are just two tiny tidbits out of a mountain of information available about this fascinating disease available at the Sickle Cell Disease site. The organization is tidy, with a collection of links divided into general interest (very educational), disease management, and research. The latter category only connected to one other piece of information whereas the other two each had about a dozen different links. The writing is superb—clear and informative—and provides an excellent opportunity for the curious to learn more about the disease. An interesting topic, excellently done.
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