Progress seen in 'miracle' line of attack against genetic disorders

While we advise a strict moratorium on using the word "miracle" to describe brand new approaches to treating disease, researchers have certainly produced some interesting results from studies of ways to address codon signal errors that lead to the production of faulty proteins at play in genetic disorders such as cystic fibrosis and muscular dystrophy. The Telegraph reports today that scientists have figured out a potential way to rewrite the genetic code that leads to the diseases. "The ability to manipulate the production of a protein from a particular gene is the new miracle of modern medicine," the University of Rochester's Robert Bambara tells the British newspaper. Report