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Scientists set out to ‘rewrite’ DNA for the first cure for genetic heart diseases – Medical News Today

Saturday, 6 August, 2022

Scientists set out to ‘rewrite’ DNA for the first cure for genetic heart diseases – Medical News Today

Silencing certain genes could become the cure for inherited heart diseases, new research suggests. Andrew Brookes/Getty Images

 
Heart disease can take many forms and develop based on components like genetics, environmental factors, and lifestyle. Disorders that impact the muscles of the heart, or cardiomyopathies, can have genetic origins, which has fueled research about possible genetic treatments to cure them.

The research team CureHeart was recently awarded a £30 million grant from the British Heart Foundation (BHF) after winning the BHF’s competition, the Big Beat Challenge. The money will be used to further the group’s advancements in genetic treatments for cardiomyopathies.

Read more at: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/scientists-set-out-to-rewrite-dna-for-the-first-cure-for-genetic-heart-diseases

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