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Gene variant may be able to reduce heart age by a decade

Techstination feature for Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Techstination, your destination for gadgets and gear.   I’m Fred Fishkin.        A study published in Cardiovascular Research suggests that a gene variant may be able to turn back the age of your heart by ten years.  The study at the University of Bristol was led by Professor Paolo Madeddu.   On the latest What’s Next, Living Longer, Better, Smarter podcast…he told us the variant, typically found in areas where people often live to 100 or more, could be transferred to you or me via gene therapy…

“So transfer of the gene to allow the good gene to be expressed.  But in the future, we are also considering to use proteins that are encoded with the good gene as a kind of drug that can be administered to the patient.”

Dr. Madeddu says human trials could begin in about two years.   Find the full interview at

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