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2. True or false: Being homozygous for sickle cell disease means that you will have sickle cell anaemia and be symptomatic?

  • True
  • False
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3. At birth, approximately what percentage of haemoglobin is still HbF?

  • 80%
  • 20%
  • 60%
  • 40%

4. Which of the following is Henry's Law?

  • gas = partial pressure / solubility coefficient
  • gas = partial pressure x solubility coefficient
  • [gas in solution] = partial pressure x solubility coefficient
  • [gas in solution] = partial pressure / solubility coefficient

5. Thalassaemia can present in either it's alpha or beta form. Which is more serious, and why?

  • Beta form, due to the beta globin chain's presence in adult haemoglobin (HbA)
  • Alpha form, as it's the ruler of the globin empire, and the empire needs a leader
  • Alpha form, due to the alpha globin chain's presence in all haemoglobin types
  • Beta form, due to the beta globin chain's presence in all haemoglobin types

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