Monday, September 27, 2004

A Novel, Safer Strategy For Regulating Gene Expression

target=_blank>Researchers at Children's Hospital Boston and Harvard
Medical School have created a novel, elegant, and safer system for
controlling gene expression – turning genes on and off as needed – that
involves an intervention as simple as giving a drug. Potentially, with
this technique, a gene could even be activated by natural conditions in
the body – for example, in a diabetic patient, a rise in glucose
concentration would automatically turn on the gene responsible for
insulin production.

posted by ryan griffis  # 5:03 PM

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