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Genetic Cell Overhaul

This may be the most important medical research story of the year.

A team headed by Doug Melton), who works for both the Harvard Stem Cell Institute and Howard Hughes Medical Institute, has succeeded in transforming the function of cells, simply by injecting them with new genes…

The gene therapy was performed on mice, whose usefulness as test animals is based on their similarity to human beings. Pancreas cells were induced to produce insulin after being injected with viruses containing insulin-producing genes.


August 28, 2008 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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