Heart Disease

Gene-editing experiment succeeds in monkeys. A promising step for heart disease in humans?

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In the first experiment of its kind, scientists successfully disabled two monkey genes that are responsible for regulating LDL cholesterol and triglycerides. While researchers say it’s too soon to know if this treatment is safe and long-lasting in humans, it may be a step forward in preventing heart disease, heart attacks and strokes (The New York Times).

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