Syagan: scientists have learned to block the mutant genes

28.06.2004

28.06.2004


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Beverly Davidson of the University of Iowa and his colleagues announced the results of a study that showed that using gene therapy can treat some brain damage caused by a defective heredity.

Beverly Davidson of the University of Iowa and his colleagues announced the results of a study that showed that using gene therapy can treat some brain damage caused by a defective heredity. In particular, biologists studying diseases in which a defective gene (or mutant gene) production in the brain determines the "wrong" that deplete it, proteins.

These diseases not previously treated by gene therapy, since it usually only delivers organism lacking the genetic sequence of the patient. In this case also required block incorrect genetic code.

This was accomplished by Davidson's team selection of therapeutic RNA, which was delivered to the place of the virus is not dangerous for the body. Experiments were performed in mice and human cells in vitro, it showed complete stop generation of protein mutants. Davidson hopes that the new method will pass quickly, and clinical trials.

News.Battery.Ru — Accumulator News, 07:53 26.06.2004
Source: Genoterra

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