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The central concept behind his work “is that the ability of cells to home to specific tissues can be enhanced, without otherwise altering the function of the cells,” said Karp. He is co-director of the Regenerative Therapeutics Center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and a senior faculty member at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute.”By knowing the ZIP code of the blood vessels in specific tissues, we can program the address onto the surface of the cells to potentially target them with high efficiency.”

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