A gene inserted into ordinary heart cells transformed them into rare "pacemaker" cells that regulate cardiac rhythm, according to experiments carried out on lab rodents.
New research is a step toward the goal of a biological fix for irregular heartbeat. ©Alexander Raths/Shutterstock.com
The research is a step toward the goal of a biological fix for irregular heartbeat, which at present is tackled by drugs or electronic pacemakers, its investigators said.
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