'Biological pacemakers' hailed

July 16, 2014 6:07 PM

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'Biological pacemakers' hailed

Scientists have used a gene therapy technique to create "biological pacemakers" from the heart's own cells.

The procedure, tested on pigs, could be ready for human trials in three years. In future, it could help infants born with heart block - a condition in which heartbeats are disrupted.

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