Researchers identify "great-grandparent" of human blood cells

12/13/2007 | U.S. News & World Report

Stanford University researchers have isolated in humans the multipotent progenitor cell that is the "great-grandparent" of human blood cells. The cell is the offspring of a blood-forming stem cell found in bone marrow. Researchers say the discovery could lead to treatments for leukemia and impact bone marrow transplants.

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