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Down's syndrome cells 'fixed' in first step towards chromosome therapy
Guardian (UK) ^
| Ian Sample
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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KEYWORDS: cells; chromosome; downs; downssyndrome; genetics; medicine; syndrome; therapy
posted on 07/17/2013 12:14:13 PM PDT
Will Planned Parenthood inform their clients of this?
posted on 07/17/2013 12:31:57 PM PDT
(I owe everything to George Bailey)
It’s “Down” Syndrome. So much for “journalism”.
posted on 07/17/2013 1:16:32 PM PDT
(Liberalism. Ideas so great they have to be mandatory.-FReeper Osage Orange)
To: NYer; Renfield; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...
posted on 07/17/2013 6:20:38 PM PDT
(McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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