Haptoglobin Types in Poland

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Science  05 May 1961:
Vol. 133, Issue 3462, pp. 1427
DOI: 10.1126/science.133.3462.1427


The frequency of the Hp1 gene in Polish subjects is 0.36. This frequency is lower than that in Western European populations and higher than that in Asiatic populations. We suggest that the increase in frequency of this gene from East to West has a regular continuous character that may be attributed to a stillunclear genetic mechanism.