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Professor Swee Lay Thein

Professor of Molecular Haematology / Consultant Haematologist

Our research centres on the pathophysiology of the β haemoglobin disorders – the β thalassaemias and sickle cell disease – diseases that have a major global impact on public health. Both these disorders display a remarkable diversity in their clinical severity, a major ameliorating factor is the innate ability to produce fetal haemoglobin (HbF, α2γ2). Using classical twin studies, we showed that HbF levels are predominantly genetically controlled, and that almost 60% of the trait variance is accounted for by genetic factors outside the β globin locus.

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