Researchers find new gene involved in blood-forming stem cells

13 abril 2015

A gene critical to controlling the body’s ability to create blood cells and immune cells from blood-forming stem cells — known as hematopoietic stem cells — has been discovered by researchers. Along with helping scientists better understand the body’s basic processes, the discovery opens new lines of inquiry about the gene’s potential role in cancers known to involve other members of the same gene family, like leukemia, or those where the gene might be highly expressed or mutated.