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*  Beta-thalassemia: Newborn
Hemoglobin is made up of two proteins, alpha globin and beta globin. ... The beta chain requires a gene from each parent to produce the correct quality and quantity of beta globin. If the gene from ... Normal hemoglobin has two alpha and two beta globin protein chains. A deficiency or absence of the alpha chain results in Alpha ...
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