WORCESTER, Mass. — Scientists have unlocked a new discovery in Down syndrome research that could lead to revolutionary new therapies and even offer hope for mothers and fathers who find out their children have Down syndrome.
Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Medical School have pioneered a way to “silence” the activity of the extra chromosome that causes Down syndrome. The discovery paves the way for new research and even opens up the possibility of “chromosomal therapies” for individuals with Down syndrome in the future.
“This is a whole new approach to understanding what goes wrong in Down syndrome cells,” said Dr. Jeanne Lawrence, who led the research team at UMass...READ MORE