Before there will be blood: Pro-inflammatory signaling plays surprising role in creation of hematopoietic stem cells

Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 12:00 in Biology & Nature

Hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) give rise to all blood and immune cells throughout the life of vertebrate organisms, from zebrafish to humans. But details of their genesis remain elusive, hindering efforts to develop induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) replacements that might address a host of blood disorders.

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