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Jefferson Scientists Use Gene Repair Technique To Change Albino Mice Cells To Black

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November 30, 1998
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Thomas Jefferson University
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Researchers at Jefferson Medical College have used an innovative "gene repair" technique in the laboratory to genetically change white albino mice color-producing cells to black. Not only have the cells turned black, but the scientists showed for the first time that such changes are both permanent and can be passed to offspring. The work holds promise as a potential treatment for some hereditary diseases by correcting the genetic mutation from which they arise.

Researchers at Jefferson Medical College have used an innovative "gene repair" technique in the laboratory to genetically change white albino mice color-producing cells to black. Not only have the cells turned black, but the scientists showed for the first time that such changes are both permanent and can be passed to offspring.


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