Abnormal Hemoglobin Studies in Taiwan Aborigines

Science  22 Feb 1963:
Vol. 139, Issue 3556, pp. 771-772
DOI: 10.1126/science.139.3556.771


No abnormal hemoglobins were detected in a survey of blood samples from three of the largest aboriginal tribes of Taiwan. Samples from 655 individuals of the Ami, Paiwan, and Atayal tribes were examined by Smithies' method of vertical starch gel electrophoresis at pH 9.0. Only the A hemoglobins were found.