Yuet W Kan, M.D. , D.Sc.


Research Interests:
The mechanisms of globin production and exploring novel ways of inserting genes into mammalian cells; investigating newer approaches for fetal diagnosis of genetic disorders

Sickle cell anemia and thalassemia are the most common genetic diseases and affect people of African, Mediterranean, Middle Ease and Southeast Asian origins. Our laboratory has pioneered the diagnosis of these conditions by DNA tests and is currently investigating the use of patient specific stem cells for their treatment.

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