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"Gene Therapy To Fix Failing Hearts Works In Pigs And Will Be Tried In Humans In 2018" - Brian Wang

  • Next Big Future
  • NEW YORK, NY
  • (2017-11-27 00:00:00.0)

Scientists have been able to reverse heart failure in pigs by delivering a new gene to the heart that makes it better at pumping blood and supplying the body with oxygen. The goal is to reverse heart failure with a single injection. This time around, Dr. Hajjar said, he and his team have reengineered the viral vector to make it more effective at delivering the new gene to the heart. Learn more