blood

SNPwatch: Genetic Variant Involved in Dangerous Blood Transfusion Reaction Identified

February 08, 2010
There’s no doubt that blood saves lives.   According to the Red Cross, in the United States alone about five million people need a total of 14 million pints of...
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SNPwatch: Two Large Studies Identify More Variants Associated with Blood-Related Traits

October 16, 2009
Previously in The Spittoon, we discussed two papers that identified genetic variants associated with hemoglobin levels in circulating blood. But blood consists of much more than hemoglobin, and it is...
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SNPwatch: Genetic Variations Influencing Hemoglobin Levels Identified

October 12, 2009
Doctors routinely order the complete blood count (CBC) for their patients because they can learn a lot about a person’s health by measuring the numbers of different types of blood...
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More on ABO Blood Type: The Key to Compatibility

August 05, 2009
Editor’s note: This post has been edited to reflect the current product. When it comes to blood transfusions, what’s good for one person might be deadly for another. This might...
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