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Gene Editing to Lower Cholesterol & Elimate Heart Disease

Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a heart attack. Cardiovascular diseases, including heart disease, are the leading causes of death globally making the race for a cure an important one. A volunteer in New Zealand “has become the first person to undergo DNA editing in order to lower their blood cholesterol, a step that may foreshadow wide use of the technology to prevent heart attacks.” The experiment involves “injecting a version of the gene-editing tool CRISPR in order to modify a single letter of DNA in the patient’s liver cells” which should be enough to permanently reduce a patient’s “bad” cholesterol. As Sekar Kathiresan, a gene researcher, explains, “If this works and is safe, this is the answer to heart attack—this is the cure.” 

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Taylor Marks
Taylor Marks is a certified holistic health coach and professionally trained chef from The Institute of Culinary Education. Her passions include the latest research in health science, culinary arts, holistic wellness, and guiding others towards feeling their best.