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Diagnostic test for prenatal identification of Down's syndrome and mental retardation and gene therapy therefor

United States Patent

August 8, 2000
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A a diagnostic test useful for prenatal identification of Down syndrome and mental retardation. A method for gene therapy for correction and treatment of Down syndrome. DYRK gene involved in the ability to learn. A method for diagnosing Down's syndrome and mental retardation and an assay therefor. A pharmaceutical composition for treatment of Down's syndrome mental retardation.
Smith; Desmond J. (Oakland, CA), Rubin; Edward M. (Berkeley, CA)
The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA)
09/ 071,074
April 30, 1998
REFERENCE TO GOVERNMENT INTEREST This invention was made in the course of contract DE-AC03-76SF0098 between the United States Department of Energy and the University of California for the operation of Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory. The United States Government has certain rights to this invention.