Genes, blood, and courage a boy called Immortal Sword by David G. Nathan

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Published by Harvard University Press in Cambridge, Mass .

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  • Thalassemia -- Research -- Methodology.,
  • Thalassemia -- Case studies.,
  • Thalassemia -- Molecular aspects.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [250]) and index.

Book details

StatementDavid G. Nathan.
LC ClassificationsRC641.7.T5 N38 1995
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 276 p. :
Number of Pages276
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1274549M
ISBN 100674344731
LC Control Number95006080

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