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Scientists Discover Baby Heart Disease Gene

by Sheela Philomena on  May 28, 2013 at 10:36 AM Heart Disease News   - G J E 4
A gene that is associated with a form of congenital heart disease found in newborns has been discovered by Newcastle University scientists.
 Scientists Discover Baby Heart Disease Gene
Scientists Discover Baby Heart Disease Gene
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Professor Bernard Keavney led the team of researchers that analysed more than 2,000 newborns, who were born with a hole in their heart, the BBC reported.

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Keavney said that his team found that a common genetic variation near a gene called Msx1 was strongly associated with the risk of a particular type of congenital heart disease called atrial septal defect or hole in the heart.

The research is set to be published in the Nature Genetics journal.

Source: ANI
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