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Organ donation & brown people

Gene ExpressionBy Razib KhanMay 31, 2007 9:28 PM


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OK, most of you know some genetics. You know that immunological profiles are very diverse, and you know that because of the mathematics of this diversity matches aren't easy. The problem increases in magnitude when you can not look within your ancestral population because the combinations will tend to draw from the modal alleles within that population. If that isn't clear:

many small minorities in the United States are faced with the prospect of very long odds when it comes to tissue matches because of low numbers

. This means proactive drives are necessary, as a matter of life & death. With that.... A young man needs your help, within the next 6 weeks. If you're brown, drives are planned in Fremont, Cerritos Anaheim and Livermore; additional information may be found here. More info on this case.

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