What is Beta Thalassemia? (Definition)
Beta thalassemias (β thalassemias) represent a relatively rare group of inherited blood disorders. They are forms of thalassemia caused by reduced or absent synthesis of the beta chains of hemoglobin that result in variable outcomes ranging from severe anemia to clinically asymptomatic individuals. Beta thalassemias are caused by mutations in the HBB gene on chromosome 11, inherited in an autosomal recessive fashion. The severity of the disease depends on the nature of the mutation.
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New Gene Editing Technology May Offer Future Hope for Blood Disorders Like Beta Thalassemia and Sickle Cell