Tag: myeloproliferative neoplasm

SNPwatch: The Jist on JAK2 and Myeloproliferative Neoplasms

Myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN) have a complicated name but it’s an apt descriptor for the biology underlying this group of rare blood disorders. MPNs result from excessive production of “myeloid” blood cells that originate in the bone marrow, and come in different forms including essential thrombocythemia ...

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Thank You For Helping to Fight Rare Disease!

On Monday we kicked off a campaign for Rare Disease Day to raise awareness of research, especially into two rare diseases, myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN) and sarcoma. We hoped to reach 500 participants in our MPN research initiative and 800 participants in our Sarcoma Community by today, and are happy to ...

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Did You Know? It’s Not so Rare to Have a Rare Disease

Today, February 29, is Rare Disease Day — a concept first initiated by the European Rare Disease Organization (EURORDIS) and now recognized around the world. Join the Global Genes Project™ and help unite one million people for rare diseases. The Global Genes Project™ is a campaign that works to ...

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SNPwatch: Inherited Genetic Variation May Predispose People For Blood Disorder Mutation Later in Life

Editor's note: This post has been edited from its original to reflect changes in 23andMe's product. Sometimes you can have too much of a good thing. Stem cells in your bone marrow are responsible for producing red and white blood cells and platelets.  But in cases of myeloproliferative neoplasm (MPN) ...

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