Early gene-editing success holds promise for preventing inherited heart diseases

August 8, 2017

Source: British Heart Foundation

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Date of publication: August 2017

Publication type: Research

In a nutshell: Scientists have, for the first time, used gene-editing to correct the genetic mutation for a heart condition known as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM).  This new advance could mean that it would be possible to correct the defect at the earliest stage of embryonic development so that the defect would not be passed on to future generations.

Length of publication: 1 webpage

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Acknowledgement: British Heart Foundation


Heart to heart: inherited cardiovascular conditions services

July 6, 2009

Source:  Foundation for Genomics and Population Health (PHG Foundation)

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Date of publication:  June 2009

Publication type:  Report

In a nutshell:  The final report from a needs assessment and review of current clinical services in the UK for patients with inherited cardiovascular conditions. There is great inequity of provision of services, with patients in some areas having no or very limited access to services.

Length of publication:  1 web page, leading to 164 page full report, or 20 page executive summary

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Acknowledgement:  NHS Improvement: Heart Improvement eBulletin 15 June 2009. See also presentations from Cardiac Network and Inherited Cardiac Conditions Service Providers event 15 June 2009.