By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – In PLoS Genetics, a University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston-led team reports on copy number analyses of individuals with and without "thoracic aortic aneurisms and dissections," or TAAD, tears in part of the vessel that moves blood from the heart to other parts of the body.

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