Gladstone Institute Scientists Identify Genetic Mechanism Linked to Congenital Heart Disease  
1/23/2012 7:29:21 AM

Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes have identified a finely tuned mechanism by which fetal heart muscle develops into a healthy and fully formed beating heart—offering new insight into the genetic causes of congenital heart disease and opening the door to one day developing therapies to fight this chronic and potentially fatal disorder.