Dec 13, 2022

Gene therapy could save mice from heart attacks — humans could be next

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Could zebrafish’s ability to regenerate the heart work in mammals as well?

The processes by which zebrafish repair injury to their hearts were combined with viral vectors used in human gene therapy, according a study published today (Dec .13) in Cell Stem Cell.

Repairing-related genes that can be ‘shut-off’.


The findings mark a crucial step toward precisely managing at least one component of the regenerative mechanism, and according to a press release, could bring us one step closer to tapping into the activity of repair-related genes also concealed in humans.

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