NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A pair of studies published online yesterday in Nature Genetics is expanding — and starting to delve into — the list of genetic loci associated with blood lipid levels.

The lipid-linked SNP set includes variants associated with other conditions, too, the papers suggest, pointing to particular ties between some variants influencing levels of blood triglycerides and those contributing to coronary artery disease risk.

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