New genetic research a breakthrough in protecting families from heart attacks

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Genes and Heart Attack

In response to major research findings identifying a stretch of DNA as potentially important in inherited susceptibility to heart attack (1), Professor Peter Weissberg, Medical Director of the British Heart Foundation (BHF), said:

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"Trying to find genes that put some families at an increased risk of heart attacks is like trying to find a collection of needles scattered amongst a field full of hay stacks.

"The significance of these two studies is that two independent research teams have homed in on the same hay stack

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