Cardiovascular Disease

News on molecular diagnostics, pharmacogenomics tests for coronary artery disease, congenital heart defects, and more.

UK and Swedish researchers used a Mendelian randomization approach to study the association between serum calcium and heart disease and heart attack risk.

Using data from the UK Biobank, a Harvard Medical School-led team of researchers has uncovered 15 new loci associated with coronary artery disease.

The two firms are offering a combined genetic disease risk and pharmacogenomic analysis that covers 49 conditions and about 220 medications.

A Canadian research team has reported beta-blockers alter the gene expression changes that take place in a mouse model of heart failure.

The international team says its findings may explain the evolutionary reasons for the maintenance of coronary artery disease in human populations.

Technology Review reports that researchers in the US have used CRISPR to modify a number of human embryos.

By introducing genes from butterfly peas and Canterbury bells, researchers in Japan have developed a blue chrysanthemum, according to NPR.

Plant researchers plan to sequence some 10,000 samples that represent the major plant clades, ScienceInsider reports.

In Nature this week: a Danish reference genome, and more.