Researchers at the University of Vermont have discovered two new red blood cell proteins that indicate the existence of two new blood types, reports Popular Science's Dan Nosowitz. The study, published recently in Nature Genetics, describes the blood types — called Junior and Langereis — which are prevalent in East Asia, particularly Japan, Nosowitz says. This brings the number of known blood types to 32, though most of them are rare, the researchers say.
Two More Makes 32
Feb 28, 2012