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Cooley's Anemia Foundation
National Human Genome Research Institute: Sickle Cell Disease
National Human Genome Research Institute: Thalassemia

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©2013 St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Hemoglobin C Trait. Available online at http://www.stjude.org/stjude/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=f1b0db6324d6f110VgnVCM1000001e0215acRCRD through http://www.stjude.org. Accessed February 2013.

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