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Stem cells against heart attacks

Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) scientists collaborating with researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have developed a “genome-editing” approach for permanently reducing cholesterol levels in mice through a single injection, a development that could reduce the risk of heart attacks in humans by 40 to 90 percent.

“For the first iteration of an experiment, this was pretty remarkable,” said Kiran Musunuru of HSCI, an assistant professor in Harvard’s Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology (SCRB), and a cardiologist at Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Musunuru stressed, however, that it could take a decade of concerted effort to get this
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CRISPR: Genetic Engineering Will Change Everything Forever

Designer babies, the end of diseases, genetically modified humans that never age. Outrageous things that used to be science fiction are suddenly becoming reality. The only thing we know for sure is that things will change irreversibly.

Imagine you were alive back in the
nineteen eighties and were told the
computers would soon take over
everything from shopping to dating and
the stock market the billions of people
would be connected via kind of web that
she would own a handheld device orders
of magnitude more powerful than
supercomputers it would seem absurd but
then all of it habit science fiction
became our reality that we don’t even
think about it
whereas
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