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September 09, 1983 - Image 69

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1983-09-09

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We cannot live on prob-
abilities. The faith in which
we can live bravely and die
in peace must be a cer-

tainty, so far as it professes
to be a faith at all, or it is
nothing.

— Froude

Weizmann Scientists Delve
Into Genetic Engineering

By ELLEN DAVIDSON

HAPPY & HEALTHY

Israel Government
Press Service

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REHOVOT — Scientists
have come a great deal
closer in recent years to un-
ravelling the mysteries of
the living cell. As a result,
they are better equipped to
devise means of reproduc-
ing or changing the genetic
makeup of the cell to help
solve problems like senility
and cancer.
Manipulating genetic
structure (genetic engineer-
ing) has a broad spectrum of
possibilities. At one end
there is simple cloning —
using recombinant DNA
(deoxyribonucleic acid) as a
"coding mechanism" which
will instruct an embryonic
life form to grow exactly
along the same biological
lines as its single parent. At
the other end of the spec-
trum is the ability to rear-
range genes so they will
produce great varieties of
organisms radically differ-
ent from the parent.
Theoretically, this new
technology has thousands of
applications, from pre-
determining the color of an
infant's eyes, or its sex, to
any of the often bizarre uses
envisioned by popular sci-
ence fiction writers.
At the Weizmann Insti-
tute of Science in Israel,
however, scientists have
firm ideas about the di-
rections they want to
pursue.
Dr. Hermona Soreq, for
example, is interested in the
human brain. She is par-
ticularly interested in mal-
functions: What causes
senility even among
society's wisest and most
gifted people? What blocks
brain development in small
children? What does
trauma or concussion do to
the brain of an otherwise
healthy adult?
Dr. Soreq is studying the
enzymes in the brain which
control and direct the ac-
tivity of nerve cells. To pur-
sue this study, she needs
certain extremely rare
biological molecules that
would act as "tracers" in the
brain, so she turns to gene-
tic engineering to produce
them. The process of cloning
the rare biological
molecules is the only practi-
cal method of obtaining
adequate amounts of these
substances, says Dr. Soreq.
For Dr. Menahem
Rubinstein, in the Insti-
tute's virology laboratory,
genetic engineering is used
to manufacture another
biological substance which
is very hard to come by —
interferon. This material
prevents virus prolifera-
tion.
Understanding how in-
terferon works can open
the say to conquering
many viral diseases, from
influenza to the common
cold; moreover, some
cancer patients tested
with interferon treat-
ments have responded
positively.
Again, in order to obtain
samples large .enough for
laboratory study, the clon-

ing technique is used — the
only known method of pro-
ducing useful quantities of
interferon synthetically.
Numerous other practical
applications of genetic
engineering are in the
works in Israel, including a
variety of vaccines and
diagnostic pharmaceuti-
cals, a "biofertilizer" made
from bacteria, and produc-
tion of a bovine growth
hormone to produce more
milk in dairy cattle.

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Friday, September 9, 1983 69

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