Genetic modification of a blood group

Publié le 31 Mar, 2009
French researchers (French Blood Agency, EDS, CNRS, and University of Mediterranée) succeeded, by gene transfer, in modifying genetically a blood group (the Kidd/JK group). To do so, they used cord blood stem cells cultivated in vitro until obtaining erythrocytes.
To the long-term, this technique could be used to produce rare blood group.

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