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60 Million Worldwide Carry Heart Disease Mutation
Date:1/23/2009

tion carriers have no warning that they are in danger, but the good news is, that we now know the impact of this mutation," Perundurai S. Dhandapany, of Madurai Kamaraj University in Madurai, India, said in the news release.

Genetic screening can identify carriers of the mutation at a young age. It may be possible to develop drugs to combat the abnormal protein caused by the mutation and postpone the onset of symptoms.

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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has more about heart disease.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, news release, Jan. 18, 2009


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