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Thursday, October 28, 1976 TEMCIA AL

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Page Three

Scientists

report

DNA

breakthrough

SAN FRANCISCO (A') - Sci- As a result of recombinant In
entists experimenting with DNA research, he said, cellsn
genes have "ordered" a tiny could be ordered to produce
cell to produce an enzyme, a drugs like insulin, essential to
discovery they say may lead to the survival of about a third of1
new, less expensive sources of the nation's 10 million diabetics. If
insulin and other drugs. Boyer, who directed the re-!
In an interview before pub- search at the University of Cali-b
lication today of the findings in fornia - San Francisco, said suchI
the journal Nature, Dr. Her- production might be only fivea
bert Boyer said scientists may years away.I
soon be able to reconstruct The genetic engineering is'
genes that will turn cells into based on the research reported
"factories" for the production in 1973 and 1974 and for which
of biological substances. the University of California and
"WE'VE GONE out of theStaUforsierCity rae ndo
area of basic science," Boyer. Stanford University have to-
said, "into the area of practical gether applied for a patent oni
application." the commercial use of the tech-
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nounced.
B O Y E R ' S W O R K in
reconstructing parts of parts
for DNA, the basic chemical
unit of heredity, "parallel" the
break - through announced last
August by Har Gobind K'horana
and others at the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology, the
University of California said.
The Khorana group succeed-
ed in linking complex chains of
DNA to duplicate the actual !
gene of a simple bacterium, E.
coli, which lives in the human
intestine. When this manmade
gene was then inserted into the
cell, it fnctioned like its real-
life model.
Boyer explained his group
has synthesized a section of
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DNA that orders the genes of
E. coli to produce an enzyme
used for digesting milk. Nor-
mally the enzyme is produced
only when the cell needs it.
"NO R M A L L Y THERE'S

Scientists think repressor
molecules are part of the rea-
son one gene in a human fetus
will direct cells to form into a
hand and another, perfectly
identical gene, will order the
development of a nose.

a protein molecule that sits on
top of this genetic segment and B 0 Y E R said the biggest
keeps it from working," Boyer stumbling block in making ge-
explained. Such molecules, call- netics work for man in produc-

those used in the UCSF and MIT
research.
"Putting it into the cell is a
snap," he said. "We have the
technology for that. DNA syn-
thesis is still very expensive
and time consuming."
The first known patent for
rayon was taken out in 1855 by
George Andemars, but rayon
was perfected by Sir Joseph
Swan in 1883.

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ed "repressors," are important
clues to understanding what
turns a gene on and off.
When the manmade DNA was
inserted into the cell, Boyer
said, it grabbed the repressor{
molecule away from the cell's
own DNA, which then began to
order the gene to produce the
enzyme.

ing insulin and other drugs is
the laborious synthesizing of
DNA segment sand genes that
are more complicated than

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