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Big-time progress in cardiovascular genomicsOct 11, 2011 13:05 EDT
Two important recent studies--pertaining to Sporadic Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms and Dissections (STAAD) and hypertension--point to remarkable progress in the realm of genomic research and pave the way to better understanding of cardiovascular disease and improved treatment options.
How do you think this genomic research will add to our understanding of CV disease?
- Aortic dissection and Marfan's have common genetic basis
- New gene studies "huge step forward" in understanding hypertension
- Le Maire SA et al. Genome-wide association study identifies a susceptibility locus for thoracic aortic aneurysms and aortic dissections spanning FBN1 at 15q21.1. Nat Genet 2011. Abstract.
- The International Consortium for Blood Pressure Genome-Wide Association Studies. Genetic variants in novel pathways influence blood pressure and cardiovascular disease risk. Nature 2011. Abstract.