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DNA Variants Explain Over 10 Percent of Inherited Genetic Risk for Heart Disease, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute Study



11/9/2012 7:49:57 AM

About 10.6% of the inherited genetic risk for developing coronary artery disease (CAD) can be explained by specific DNA variations, according to research reported today at the American Society of Human Genetics 2012 meeting. The research, conducted by scientists in the CARDIoGRAMplusC4D consortium, pinpointed 20 previously unidentified mutations during a two-stage meta-analysis of 63,746 patients with CAD, which causes more deaths worldwide than any other disease.

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