London: Researchers from the US have been able to correct the genetic fault that causes Down`s syndrome and as a result have raised the prospect of therapy for the disorder.The researchers took cells from people suffering from the disorder and silenced the extra chromosome, which causes the condition, an English daily reported.Scientists have lauded the new breakthrough and said that it was the first major step towards a `chromosome therapy.`Jeanne Lawrence, who led the team at the University of Massachusetts, said that the findings will help accelerate understanding of the cellular defects in the disorder and if they can be treated with certain drugs.
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