Skip to comments.Down's syndrome cells 'fixed' in first step towards chromosome therapy
Posted on 07/17/2013 12:14:13 PM PDT by Renfield
People with Down's syndrome are at greater risk of heart defects, leukaemia and early-onset dementia. Photograph: Getty Images
Scientists have corrected the genetic fault that causes Down's syndrome albeit in isolated cells raising the prospect of a radical therapy for the disorder.
In an elegant series of experiments, US researchers took cells from people with Down's and silenced the extra chromosome that causes the condition. A treatment based on the work remains a distant hope, but scientists in the field said the feat was the first major step towards a "chromosome therapy" for Down's syndrome....
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Will Planned Parenthood inform their clients of this?
It’s “Down” Syndrome. So much for “journalism”.
Thanks Renfield, additional:
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