NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Mutations in several dilated cardiomyopathy-related genes — particularly one coding for the muscle protein titin — appear to contribute to the risk of heart failure in some women during late in pregnancy or shortly after giving birth, according to a study published online yesterday in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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