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Scientists are looking for a gene Down syndrome

November 26 2005
03:04

They "kicked out" mice gene responsible for normal functioning of the nervous system, and now await the animals behavior changes similar to those that arise when Down syndrome in humans.

Gene, which scientists believe is responsible for the neurons of the brain was removed in isolated stem cells of mice. The cells with the gene had been deleted podsazhena healthy female, and have already been born from her first chimeric creature, the organism is present artificially altered gene. Scientists have only to wait about two years to understand what is the function of "deportees". It is expected that the animals will change in the nervous system such as Down syndrome, and in old age will actively develop cancer.

If this occurs, scientists can easily find the gene, without which there is a Down syndrome in humans. So, it can be cured by another operation - the genetic insert. This writes the "MK".

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