How a genetic locus protects adult blood-forming stem cells

  • November 28, 2015
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How a genetic locus protects adult blood-forming stem cells
A particular location in DNA, called the Dlk1-Gtl2 locus, plays a critical role in protecting hematopoietic, or blood-forming, stem cells -- a discovery revealing a critical role of metabolic control in adult stem cells, and providing insight for potentially diagnosing and treating cancer, according to researchers from the Stowers Institute for Medical Research.

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