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AN DIEGO — Young men with the devastating rare cardiac condition known as Danon disease have only one, hardly ideal, way to stay alive as their disease progresses: a heart transplant.

But before he got the transplant that saved his life, a Pennsylvania teenager named Suraj Iyer gave some of his skin cells to a lab here at the University of California, San Diego — a contribution that’s become key in the quest to find better treatment options.

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