NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A team of genetic researchers at Johns Hopkins University will use a new, $800,000 National Institutes of Health grant to investigate the link between mitochondrial DNA copy number and coronary heart disease.

The researchers believe that by monitoring mtDNA copy number in blood, they will be able to identify people at greater risk for developing CHD who could benefit from preventative efforts.

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