Hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) are a rare but potent cell type that support life-long hematopoiesis and stably regenerate the entire blood and immune system following transplantation. HSC transplantation represents a mainstay treatment for various diseases of the blood and immune systems. The ex vivo expansion and manipulation of HSCs therefore represents an important approach to ask biological questions in experimental hematology and to help improve clinical HSC transplantation therapies. However, it has remained challenging to expand transplantable HSCs ex vivo. This review summarizes recent progress in ex vivo HSC expansion technologies and their applications to biological and clinical problems and discusses current questions in the field.

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