http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/4274230.stm

Down’s syndrome recreation in mice – what are the implications?

Scientists have been able to introduce most of a human chromosome into mice – and make the most successful recreation of Down’s syndrome so far.

This article outlines how this was done and what the possible implications are. For example, scientists will be able the study Down’s syndrome without having to consider creating human embryos with the condition.

Researchers say it will also help in the study of other syndromes where extra copies of chromosomes are present.

A short video clip is linked to from this page.

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