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Human Genetic Variation in Response to Medical and Environmental Agents: Pharmacogenetics and Ecogenetics

Volume 1 of the series Human Genetics, Supplement pp 37-44

G6PD Variants

  • Axel KahnAffiliated withInstitut de Pathologie Moleculaire

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Abstract

G6PD deficiency is the most common enzyme abnormality in man. It is an X-linked genetic defect affecting millions of people all over the world.