Lawrence Lab Publishes Paper on Silencing Chromosome for Trisomy 21

Jun Jiang and Jeanne LawrenceJeanne Lawrence, PhD, Jun Jiang, PhD, Lisa Hall, PhD and other members of the Lawrence Lab published a paper on July 17, 2013 in Nature titled Translating dosage compensation to trisomy 21. The paper about silencing the chromosome responsible for trisomy 21, also known as Down syndrome received great media attention.

Article: Nature 

Institution article and video: UMass medNOW


Articles in Worldwide Media Outlets:

Down Syndrome's Extra Chromosome Silenced in Laboratory Cells - Businessweek
Down's syndrome cells 'fixed' in first step towards chromosome therapy - The Guardian
Phenomena: - National Geographic
Genetic advance in Down's syndrome - BBC News
Researchers 'Silence' The Chromosome Defect That Causes Down Syndrome - WBUR
Technique inactivates Down-causing chromosome - Science News
Lab success: Chromosome for Down's is switched off - GlobalPost
Breakthrough in Down's syndrome research -
Scientists Turn Off Down Syndrome's Extra Chromosome In New Experiments: A Leap Forward in Genetic Research - Medical Daily
Fresh Insights into Down Syndrome - WBUR
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New Genetic Therapy Could Erase Down Syndrome - Here and Now
Chromosome that causes Down's silenced for first time - New Scientist (available to registered users)
A 'switch off' mechanism for genetic defect behind Down's syndrome developed - Irish Examiner
Scientists find way to silence extra chromosome that causes Down syndrome - Fox News
Scientists Show Proof-Of-Principle for Silencing Extra Chromosome Responsible for Down Syndrome - Science Daily

Podcasts and Video links:

Silencing Chromosome 21 in Down Syndrom Cells - Boston Museum of Science
Can science unplug the extra Down syndrome chromosome? - The Voice of Russia, American Edition
UMass Researchers Make Down Syndrome Breakthrough - CBS  WBZ-Boston
UMass researchers block Down syndrome chromosome - ABC WCVB-Boston

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