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Monday, April 04, 2005

Hope for the hopeless*

'Editing' technique can rewrite genes

"The scientists combined a molecule called a zinc finger protein, which can identify and bind to a specified gene, with an enzyme that can cut DNA. The protein effectively delivers the enzyme to its target, just in front of the gene the scientists want to cut out."

*Can we place an advance order for a dose of perfect spelling genes, please? Ed

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