Mouse model

Mouse model researchers in the uk have developed a mouse model to understand the Down syndrome and explore ways to treat it. The effort by scientists from the National Institute for Medical Research and Institute of Neurology at University College London marks the first time a major part of a human chromosome has been inserted into the mouse genome.

Down syndrome is a genetic abnormality that occurs in 1 in every 750 births. It is caused by the presence of three copies of chromosome 21 instead of the normal two. The disease belongs to a class of disorders called

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