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Thu, Jul. 18 2013 03:18 PM EDT

Scientists Make Genetic Discovery That Could Treat Down Syndrome

By Leonardo Blair
University of Massachusetts Medical School scientists announced on Wednesday that they have identified a natural "off switch" for the X chromosome making it possible to explore treatment for Down syndrome, a genetic disorder caused by the presence of an extra X chromosome which results in cognitive impairment. (A link to this page will be included in your message. )

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