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deCODEme(TM) Takes on Heart Disease in February
Date:2/3/2009

REYKJAVIK, February 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- To mark American Heart Month, deCODE genetics (Nasdaq: DCGN) today announced that during the month of February it will offer its deCODEme Cardio Scan(TM), the unique new tool that enables individuals to better understand their inherited risk of heart attack, stroke and atrial fibrillation, intracranial and abdominal aortic aneurysm, and venous thromboembolism, for the special promotional price of $100.

On Thursday, February 5th, just ahead of Friday's annual focus on women's heart health awareness, deCODE CEO Kari Stefansson is scheduled to appear live on The Martha Stewart Show, the nationally syndicated lifestyle series hosted by Martha Stewart. The discussion will focus on how understanding the inherited risk factors measured by the deCODEme(TM) full genome scan and the new Cardio and Cancer Scans may empower people to better protect their health. Those unable to watch Thursday's show live can find a replay of the segment on http://www.marthastewart.com, and through a link on deCODE's blog http://www.decodeyou.com.

"As the people who discovered the highest impact genetic risk factors for heart attack and stroke, this is our way of encouraging people gain more understanding of their cardiovascular risk. Because these diseases occur at the interface between genes and the environment, this is empowering information that may help people to take action to effectively reduce the likelihood of developing these diseases. We are also pleased to have the opportunity to talk about our scans with Martha Stewart in this month devoted to increasing the awareness of heart disease. Heart disease remains the leading killer of women as well as men, but there is a lot we ca
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