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In the early, online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers from the US and the UK describe altered expression of a gene that appears to contribute to anemia in individuals with myelodysplastic syndrome. Given the poor prognostic features previously linked to chromosome 7 deletions in myelodysplastic syndrome, the team scrutinized expression of a gene in that region called DOCK4.

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