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In a meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies on platelet count including 66,867 individuals of European ancestry, a team led by investigators at the German Research Center for Environmental Health "identified 68 genomic loci [that] reliably associated with platelet count and volume mapping to established and putative novel regulators of megakaryopoiesis and platelet formation." In the Nature paper, the researchers add that "using gene silencing in Danio rerio an

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