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Global Distribution of the Sickle Cell Gene and Malaria Incidence

Caption: These maps show the worldwide distribution of the mutation responsible for the sickle cell trait (a and b) and of malaria incidence (c). Regions where the sickle cell mutation occurs overlap neatly with areas in Africa where malaria is endemic.

Credit: Source: Piel et al. (2010). Nature Communications

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