Scientists ‘switch off’ the extra chromosome that causes Down’s Syndrome

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  • Down’s syndrome (DS) is a genetic condition that occurs as a result of an extra chromosome called chromosome 21
  • Researchers added gene called XIST to human stem cells with DS
  • Scientists found this ‘silenced’ the extra copy of chromosome 21
  • Breakthrough could lead to gene therapy to treat the condition

American scientists believe they have found a way to ‘switch off’ the extra chromosome that causes Down’s syndrome.

Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Medical School have managed to prevent the condition ...

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