Researchers: It may be possible to "turn off" Down syndrome gene

07/18/2013 | Disability Scoop

Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Medical School reported they were able to "turn off" the effects of the extra chromosome that causes Down syndrome on human stem cells in the laboratory. The discovery could lead to chromosomal-based therapies for the developmental disorder, but the immediate impact is a better understanding of the condition, researchers say.

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