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Harvard University

Kiran Musunuru, Harvard University

Caption: Harvard Stem Cell Institute scientists, lead by Kiran Musunuru 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.

Credit: B. D. Colen/Harvard University

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