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Ordinary Heart Cells Become "Biological Pacemakers" with Injection of a Single Gene 

 

 

 

December 16, 2012 - (Cedars Sinai Heart Institute) - "Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute researchers have reprogrammed ordinary heart cells to become exact replicas of highly specialized pacemaker cells by injecting a single gene (Tbx18) - a major step forward in the decade-long search for a biological therapy to correct erratic and failing heartbeats." Read Full Article 

 

Posted on 20-Dec-12 by Toto, Brent
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