Kaan Boztug explains defect in DOCK 11

(Vienna, 10.8.2023) Recently, Scientists from St. Anna Children’s Cancer Research Institute discovered a rare genetic defect in collaboration with the CeMM Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW), and the Medical University of Vienna, working together with scientists from around the world. Today, their findings will appear in the print issue of the renowned New England Journal of Medicine.

To commemorate this day Kaan Boztug, the senior author behind this groundbreaking study, gave a comprehensive Interview about the study. He delves into the depths of discovery and not only unravels the intricacies of the defect, its symptoms, and underlying mechanisms, but also its uniqueness: “To me one of the most fascinating aspects of this study was that we found that DOCK11 plays a role also in the formation of red blood cells”, he says.

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