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Gene-edited cells move science closer to repairing damaged hearts

By Mark Johnson

28 Apr 2023 · 5 min read

Editor's Note

Scientists are getting closer to regenerating the human heart. The Post reports on a new study that identifies the cause of life-threatening arrhythmias in cell transplants.

Scientists seeking to combat the nation's No. 1 killer have discovered why experiments using cell transplants to repair damage from a heart attack wind up backfiring and causing life-threatening arrhythmias.

A new study in the journal Cell Stem Cell points the way toward a possible solution, advancing medicine a step further toward the goal of regenerating the human heart.

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