Scripps Wins $8M for Heart Disease Study with Sangamo | GenomeWeb

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) –The Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI) and partner Sangamo BioSciences will use a $7.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to fund a multidisciplinary study of a region of the human genome thought to be involved in heart disease.

STSI and Sangamo will partner to use induced pluripotent stem (IPS) cells and zinc finger nuclease (ZFN)-based genetic editing in a "disease-in-a-dish" study of the 9p21 region of the genome.

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