An international team of researchers says the discovery of two genetic mutations has yielded the possibility of new ways to treat beta-thalassemia and hemochromatosis. Blocking the macrophages that attach to erythroblasts could reduce red blood cell production, and changing the Tmprss6 gene could halt the body's use of iron. The findings were published in Nature Medicine and the Journal of Clinical Investigation.
Gene discoveries open treatment targets for 2 blood disorders
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