Producing Platelets

Researchers at Birmingham University in the UK have found that the G6b-B gene regulates platelet production, with possible implications for both bleeding and clotting disorders, The Guardian reports. The article focuses on a small boy whose blood does not easily clot. "As things stand at present, Noah will never be able to play contact sports like rugby, or box, or join the armed forces.

Get the full story

This story is free
for registered users

Registering provides access to this and other free content.

Register now.

Already have an account?
Login Now.

Oxford researchers are turning to virtual reality to visualize genes and regulatory elements, Phys.org says.

The Jackson Laboratory has filed a complaint accusing Nanjing University of breeding and re-selling its mouse models, the Hartford Courant reports.

In Science this week: neutrophils rely on microRNA to protect against lung inflammation, and more.

China is moving forward with plans to sequence a million citizens, the Wall Street Journal reports.