EXCLUSIVE: Scientists Create Human Chromosome In Breakthrough That Could Revolutionize MedicineSubmitted by emalvini on Wed, 07/10/2013 - 20:34
EXCLUSIVE: Scientists Create Human Chromosome In Breakthrough That Could Revolutionize Medicine
STEVE CONNOR | THURSDAY 11 JULY 2013
Scientists have created genetically-engineered mice with artificial human chromosomes in every cell of their bodies, as part of a series of studies showing that it may be possible to treat genetic diseases with a radically new form of gene therapy.
In one of the unpublished studies, researchers made a human artificial chromosome in the laboratory from chemical building blocks rather than chipping away at an existing human chromosome, indicating the increasingly powerful technology behind the new field of synthetic biology.