Tag: chromosome therapy

Tag: chromosome therapy

[Dis]Ability: A “Cure” for Down Syndrome
March 22, 2023 Genetically Modified Life Ariel Sykes

[Dis]Ability: A “Cure” for Down Syndrome By Keerthi Jayaraman Scientists at the University of Massachusetts Medical School have found a way to silence the chromosome that causes Down syndrome. By inserting a gene called XIST, (which is normally used to silence the second X chromosome in female mammals) scientists could silence the extra chromosome 21

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