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iPS cells research in Barth syndrome patients

iPS cells research  Barth syndrome which is a rare X-linked genetic disease that causes abnormalities in the heart and muscles, as well as a reduction in the number of neutrophils (white blood cells). Now, iPS cells have been obtained from patients with Barth syndrome, allowing a deeper understanding of this disease, as alterations have been detected in their mitochondria that could somehow be responsible for the symptoms in these patients (Nature Medicine 20; 616-623, 2014).

La entrada iPS cells research in Barth syndrome patients aparece primero en Observatorio de Bioética, UCV.

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