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Robyn Wallace rwallace at mad.adelaide.edu.au
Thu Jun 1 17:23:52 EST 1995

>What is it about a chromosome that gives it its integrity?  In other
>words, If I (were able to) cut one or more genes out of one chromosome
>and graft them into another,  or if I swapped some genes from
>chromosome to chromosome to could these genes be functional? 
>Max ben-Aaron     xeno357 at ix.netcom.com

If you look for some articles on gene therapy you will see you can indeed
insert a gene into a chromosome.  As long as it is associated with suitable
control elements (eg promoters) it will function normally.  Of course the
process is hit and miss, and not all inserted genes funtion.


Robyn Wallace
Department of Cytogenetics and Molecular Genetics         /\_/\
Womens and Childrens Hospital                            ( o o )
North Adelaide, South Australia  5006                     > - <
Ph  61 08 204 6442
Fax 61 08 204 7342
Email  rwallace at mad.adelaide.edu.au


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