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Drugs activate dormant gene

Chemotherapy agent may offer hope for treating Angelman syndrome

5:15pm, December 21, 2011

By kick-starting a gene that is naturally inactivated, chemotherapy drugs could help reverse a genetic brain disorder that is sometimes mistaken for autism or cerebral palsy. The unexpected finding may also spark a new avenue of research on a type of gene regulation known as imprinting.

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