Joined: Jan. 2006
Just came across this article on CNN.com
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So is the ID an Idiot or just an AHole? Really. What kind of being would supposedly do something like this to a child?
I'm finding a lot of sites that discuss what the genetic defect is, but not much dealing with research in fixing it. Honestly, most of the technical stuff is over my head (I'm a carpenter, not a doctor, Jim! ) but the short version seems to be "he has a messed up gene". I sort of get that this is an example of genetic mutation, right?
Anyone want to dumb the science down for me? What sort of research is going on that might hold hope for correcting such a problem? Perhaps an explanation in English for this page- Oxford Journals ?
At the end of the Oxford Journal page, the author comments about developing a drug, but how would the drug work? Is it a matter of somehow swapping out the defective gene, or getting some gene that's "off" to turn "on" or something?
Oh, and if it's ok, could we keep the "if you eat steak, you get cow DNA" type of nonsense to a minimum?
Lou FCD is still in school, so we should only count him as a baby biologist. -carlsonjok -deprecated
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