“Killer Heart Gene” airs on Carte Blanche

10 Jul 2017 - 06:45
from left: B Mohamed, T Spracklen, S Kamuli (PhD students), J Saaiman (Research Assistant), Dr Gasnat Shaboodien (Deputy Director of Cardiovascular Genetics), L Pearce (Research Technician), T Machipisa (PhD student), Z Jiki (Mcs Student)

The Cardiovascular Genetics team at the Hatter Institute at UCT, headed by Prof Bongani Mayosi and Dr Gasnat Shaboodien, continue to garner accolades and national media attention.

On the 26th June 2017 the story of the discovery of the CDH2 gene in a family affected with arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) aired on Carte Blanche.  Carte Blanche is a South African investigative journalism television series that was launched in 1988 and has since earned credibility amongst South African viewers for its investigation into corruption, consumer issues and current events. The series also has received numerous awards. 

To view the story://carteblanche.dstv.com/killer-heart-gene/