NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Scientists at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston will use a $4.2 million grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to identify genetic and epigenetic causes of congenital heart disease.

Funded through the NHLBI's Pediatric Cardiac Genomics Consortium, the researchers will relate genetic variants found in patients with congenital heart disease to clinical outcomes.

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