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Insights Into the Genetic Causes of Coronary Artery Disease and Heart Attacks, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute Study


12/3/2012 8:02:07 AM

In the largest genetic study of Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) to date, researchers from the CARDIoGRAMplusC4D Consortium report the identification of 15 genetic regions newly associated with the disease, bringing to 46 the number of regions associated with CAD risk. The team identified a further 104 independent genetic variants that are very likely to be associated with the disease, enhancing our knowledge of the genetic component that causes CAD.

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