Gene Therapy Turns Heart Cells into PaceMaker Cells

July 17, 2014 7:57 PM

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Cardiologists in Los Angeles said Wednesday they have managed to create "biological pacemaker" cells that can restore heart rates.

A gene-therapy technique was used by the scientists in a study to turn working heart-muscle cells into cells that control a pig's heartbeat, according to The Verge. The technique allowed for heart rates to be restored for two weeks in pigs that often rely on mechanical pacemakers. The researchers sa...

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