National Database for Genetic Disease
Suggested: beta thalassemia, cystic fibrosis & more
Thalassaemia in Bangladesh: Prevention strategy
As treatment is expensive and lifelong, most patients cannot afford it and develop complications and die young. Depending on age, frequency of transfusions, and dosage, it costs Tk 5,000 to 10,000 per month. Our country has 140,000 thalassemia patients. No patient registry exists. These patients need expensive treatment. Every year, many thalassemic are born. Preventing thalassemia births is best.
BSMMU launches country’s first genetic abnormality test of foetus
Any woman who is 11 to 14 weeks pregnant will be able to take a risk assessment test of the foetus at a cost of Tk4,500
New genetic disease that delays children’s brain development discovered by scientists
During a recent study, scientists identified a new genetic disease, which causes some children’s brains to develop abnormally, resulting in delayed intellectual development.