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What does HEK stand for?

HEK stands for Human Embryonic Kidney Cells

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Starting with human embryonic kidney cells engineered to make a light-sensitive protein called melanopsin, researchers inserted a second gene encoding GLP-1, which governs production of insulin and other proteins that help control blood sugar.