Cardiovascular Disease

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

Through a genome-wide association study and meta-analysis, researchers saw dozens of new and known blood pressure loci, including ancestry-specific associations.

Independent research teams identified mutations in a chloride ion channel gene in some cases of aldosteronism, a condition that can cause severe hypertension.

At the Precision Medicine World Conference, Invitae executives noted that early experience in the genetic screening pilot found more people received positive results than previously expected.

Investigators came up with a 182-variant risk score for early-onset coronary artery disease, which they tested on SNP data from UK Biobank participants with or without the condition.

With a two-stage atrial fibrillation GWAS, researchers took a crack at untangling the pathways, regulatory features, and tissue types contributing to the heart condition.

CNN reports that researchers have tied a new variant to opioid addiction risk.

Organoids derived from patients' tumors may help determine what chemotherapy treatment patients would benefit from, according to New Scientist.

An initiative from GenomeAsia 100K hopes to increase the number of South Asians in genetic research, according to NBC News.

In Science this week: genomic analysis of ancient and modern horses indicates population turnover, and more.