Jeanne Lawrence, PhD, Jun Jiang, PhD, Lisa Hall, PhD and other members of the Lawrence Lab published a paper on July 17, 2013 in Nature titled Translating dosage compensation to trisomy 21. The paper about silencing the chromosome responsible for trisomy 21, also known as Down syndrome received great media attention.
Institution article and video: UMass medNOW
Articles in Worldwide Media Outlets:
Down Syndrome's Extra Chromosome Silenced in Laboratory Cells - BusinessweekDown's syndrome cells 'fixed' in first step towards chromosome therapy - The GuardianPhenomena: - National GeographicGenetic advance in Down's syndrome - BBC NewsResearchers 'Silence' The Chromosome Defect That Causes Down Syndrome - WBURTechnique inactivates Down-causing chromosome - Science NewsLab success: Chromosome for Down's is switched off - GlobalPostBreakthrough in Down's syndrome research - RTE.ieScientists Turn Off Down Syndrome's Extra Chromosome In New Experiments: A Leap Forward in Genetic Research - Medical DailyFresh Insights into Down Syndrome - WBURSuperStock/Alamy - Nature.comNew Genetic Therapy Could Erase Down Syndrome - Here and NowChromosome that causes Down's silenced for first time - New Scientist (available to registered users)A 'switch off' mechanism for genetic defect behind Down's syndrome developed - Irish ExaminerScientists find way to silence extra chromosome that causes Down syndrome - Fox NewsScientists Show Proof-Of-Principle for Silencing Extra Chromosome Responsible for Down Syndrome - Science Daily
Podcasts and Video links:
Silencing Chromosome 21 in Down Syndrom Cells - Boston Museum of ScienceCan science unplug the extra Down syndrome chromosome? - The Voice of Russia, American EditionUMass Researchers Make Down Syndrome Breakthrough - CBS WBZ-BostonUMass researchers block Down syndrome chromosome - ABC WCVB-Boston