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Transplanting gene into injured hearts creates biological pacemakers.


Researchers have developed the first minimally invasive gene therapy procedure to treat heart rhythm disorders by transforming ordinary heart muscle cells into specialized rhythm-keeping cells, potentially eliminating future need for electronic pacemakers.  Cardiologists at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute have developed a minimally invasive gene transplant procedure that changes unspecialized heart cells into ‘biological pacemaker’ cells that keep the heart steadily

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