Scientists looking at how a heart becomes a heart

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Scientists looking at how a heart becomes a heart
Mon, 09-17-2012 - 3:01pm

Scientists are using DNA and stem cell research to try to pinpoint the time when defects occur in heart development, and explore possible corrections.

 

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/250324.php 

"Using stem cell technology, next-generation DNA sequencing and computer tools, researchers at the Gladstone Institutes in California, and other academic centers, have mapped how a heart becomes a heart, revealing a genomic and epigenomic blueprint for the precise order and timing of hundreds of "genetic switches" from embryonic stem cell stage to fully functioning heart."