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Down’s syndrome and chromosome 21 silencing – experts respond

Peter Griffin posted in on July 19th, 2013.

US researchers have successfully silenced the extra chromosome responsible for Down’s syndrome in cells, opening up potential for treatment of the condition in humans. The scientists, who published their results in Nature,  took cells from people with Down’s and were able to silence the extra chromosome 21 responsible for the traits that lead to Down’s Syndrome, […]

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