Day 130 (6p21.1-6p12.3): VEGFA, telling blood vessels to grow


Day 130 has 87 protein-coding genes (browser view) including the gene VEGFA (vascular endothelial growth factor A).

VEGFA stimulates blood vessels to grow during development and wound healing, but can be problematic when tumors use it to trick the body into feeding them with new blood vessels. Drugs like Avastin have been developed to block VEGFA as a cancer treatment.

Click here to see all 8540299 letters of Day 130 with VEGFA underlined.

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