Wednesday, June 29, 2011

DNA-Snipping Enzymes Cure Hemophilia in Mice

DNA-Snipping Enzymes Cure Hemophilia in Mice | 80beats | Discover Magazine: "Hemophilia is perhaps best known as a disease of nineteenth-century royalty (specifically, of the oft-intermarried Hapsburgs), but it has evaded our efforts at a cure for thousands of years. And its effects are gruesome: mutations in the gene for a crucial clotting factor mean that victims can rapidly bleed to death from even small cuts.
Now, researchers working with hemophiliac mice have demonstrated a simple and apparently safe technique to swap in a functioning gene, giving hope for a future respite for sufferers of the disease."

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