Skin cell model advances study of genetic mutation linked to heart disease, stroke risk

http://ift.tt/2tT45KJ Using a new skin cell model, researchers have overcome a barrier that previously prevented the study of living tissue from people at risk for early heart disease and stroke. This research could lead to a new understanding of disease progression in aortic aneurysm — ballooning of the large artery in the chest that carries blood from the heart to the body.

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