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Sekar Kathiresan

Physician scientist, human geneticist and professor at Harvard Medical School.

Sekar Kathiresan, a physician scientist and a human geneticist, is the Director of the Center for Genomic Medicine (CGM) at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Ofer and Shelly Nemirovsky MGH Research Scholar, Director of the Cardiovascular Disease Initiative at the Broad institute, and a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Kathiresan leverages human genetics to understand the root causes of heart attack and to improve preventive cardiac care.  Among his scientific contributions, Dr. Kathiresan has helped highlight new biological mechanisms underlying heart attack, discovered mutations that protect against heart attack risk, and developed a genetic test for personalized heart attack prevention.

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See also: Academia Harvard Medical School - Graduate medical school of Harvard University

Sekar Kathiresan News

Verve Therapeutics' gene editing therapy may cure heart attacks once and for all

Bloomberg - 06-May-2022

Trials underway to test the safety, but affordability and acceptance of gene therapy are major concerns


Gene editing lowered blood level cholesterol and triglycerides in monkeys

New York Times - 27-Jun-2020

Could prevent not only the complications but the heart disease per se in the future


Crispr injection could reduce chance of heart attack

Guardian - 10-May-2019

Verve Therapeutics treatment targets PCSK9 gene