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Population structure and inherited genetic disorders in the Bedouin of the Negev

Bittles, A.H. (2019) Population structure and inherited genetic disorders in the Bedouin of the Negev. Journal of Community Genetics, 11 (1). pp. 11-12.

Link to Published Version: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12687-019-00432-9
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Abstract

In their paper on genetic disease among the Bedouin Arab population in the Negev region of southern Israel, Singer et al. attribute the high infant mortality rate of 11 per 1000 and the inheritance of numerous genetic diseases to consanguineous marriage. While not disagreeing with this conclusion in general terms, before calling for a raised awareness of the adverse sequelae of consanguinity and specific interventions to limit consanguinity via programmes incorporating targeted genetic screening, it is appropriate to consider the possible roles of other major contributory population variables in the disease profile of this community...

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: Centre for Comparative Genomics
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Copyright: © 2019 Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/49972
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