Pass it on

时间:2019-03-06 06:06:11166网络整理admin

By Andy Coghlan IT TOOK more than a decade for the Human Genome Project to sequence the 24 different human chromosomes, but already other researchers are preparing to take another huge step. They have shown it is possible make artificial chromosomes that can pass from one generation to the next. Such techniques might soon make it possible to treat patients by loading their cells with extra chromosomes that are purpose-built to produce a therapeutic protein and operate entirely independently of our natural chromosomes. It might even be possible to treat genetic diseases with extra chromosomes that can themselves be inherited,