Genome Editing and Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Technologies for Personalized Study of Cardiovascular Diseases

  • Young Wook Chun
  • Matthew D. Durbin
  • Charles C. Hong
Regenerative Medicine (SM Wu, Section Editor)
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. Topical Collection on Regenerative Medicine


Purpose of Review

The goal of this review is to highlight the potential of induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC)-based modeling as a tool for studying human cardiovascular diseases. We present some of the current cardiovascular disease models utilizing genome editing and patient-derived iPSCs.

Recent Findings

The incorporation of genome-editing and iPSC technologies provides an innovative research platform, providing novel insight into human cardiovascular disease at molecular, cellular, and functional level. In addition, genome editing in diseased iPSC lines holds potential for personalized regenerative therapies.


The study of human cardiovascular disease has been revolutionized by cellular reprogramming and genome editing discoveries. These exceptional technologies provide an opportunity to generate human cell cardiovascular disease models and enable therapeutic strategy development in a dish. We anticipate these technologies to improve our understanding of cardiovascular disease pathophysiology leading to optimal treatment for heart diseases in the future.


Induced pluripotent stem cells Cardiovascular disease Genome editing Cardiomyocytes Personalized medicine 



This work was supported by the National Institutes of Health grants 5R01HL104040, 5R01HL095813, and P50GM115305 to C.C.H. and by UL1TR000445 from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences.

Compliance with Ethical Standards

Conflict of Interest

Young Wook Chun, Matthew D. Durbin, and Charles C. Hong declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Human and Animal Rights and Informed Consent

This article does not contain any studies with human or animal subjects performed by any of the authors.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Young Wook Chun
    • 1
  • Matthew D. Durbin
    • 2
  • Charles C. Hong
    • 1
  1. 1.Departments of Medicine – Division of Cardiovascular MedicineVanderbilt University School of MedicineNashvilleUSA
  2. 2.Department of Pediatrics – Division of Neonatal-Perinatal MedicineIndiana University School of MedicineIndianapolisUSA

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