Researchers remove extra chromosome from Down’s syndrome cells. Could a gene therapy be next?

Scientists from the University of Washington have successfully removed an extra copy of chromosome 21 in cell cultures belonging to a person with Down's syndrome. While the breakthrough is unlikely to result in an outright treatment for the condition, it could pave the way for gene therapies in which many of the… »11/12/12 6:02pm11/12/12 6:02pm