NEW YORK (GenomeWeb Daily News) – A certain polymorphism in the stress-linked serotonin 2C receptor gene is linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease morbidity and mortality, researchers led by Duke University's Redford Williams reported in PLOS One yesterday.

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