A case where smoking helped: Scientists help understand mechanics of rare hemoglobin mutation

Posted by on February 17, 2017 5:25 am
Categories: health

A mutation in the hemoglobin of a young woman in Germany was found to cause her mild anemia. But her father, who shared the mutation, did not develop anemia because his mutant hemoglobin was stabilized by carbon monoxide produced from his smoking.

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