Haematopoietic system

  • Article |

    A genome-wide association study of mosaic loss of chromosome Y (LOY) in UK Biobank participants identifies 156 genetic determinants of LOY, showing that LOY is associated with cancer and non-haematological health outcomes.

    • Deborah J. Thompson
    • , Giulio Genovese
    •  & John R. B. Perry
  • Article |

    A new mouse model is developed in which haematopoietic malignancies are caused by genetic changes in the microenvironment of blood cells. Deletion in bone progenitor cells of Dicer1, a gene involved in microRNA processing, leads to a myelodysplastic syndrome-like phenotype which can progress to leukaemia. Deregulation of Sbds, which is mutated in human Schwachman–Bodian–Diamond syndrome, may be involved in this process.

    • Marc H. G. P. Raaijmakers
    • , Siddhartha Mukherjee
    •  & David. T. Scadden