Friday, July 19, 2013

Scientists Find It's Possible To Silence Chromosome Responsible For Down Syndrome

Scientists have shown for the first time in a lab setting that it's possible to "silence" the extra chromosome responsible for Down syndrome.
The findings are detailed in an article published in the journal Nature. Even though the University of Massachusetts Medical School researchers were only able to show this in a lab dish (in vitro) and they noted that much more research is needed, they said it's an important step toward identifying potential targets for therapies for the condition.

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