One-off injection may drastically reduce heart attack risk

Doctors hope to trial gene therapy on people with rare disorder in next three yearsWhy researchers are turning to gene therapy to treat heart failureDoctors in the US have announced plans for a radical gene therapy that aims to drastically reduce the risk of heart attack, the world ’s leading cause of death, with a one-off injection.The researchers hope to trial the therapy within the next three years in people with a rare genetic disorder that makes them prone to heart attacks in their 30s and 40s. If the treatment proves safe and effective in the patients, doctors will seek approval to offer the jab to a wider population.Continue reading...
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