A Johns Hopkins team reported its finding in JAMA Cardiology, backed by SNP array data from 21,870 participants culled from several large cardiovascular studies.
Researchers found variants associated with coronary artery disease and migraine risk at three loci in a genome-wide association study, with opposing directional effects at two index SNPs.
UK and Swedish researchers used a Mendelian randomization approach to study the association between serum calcium and heart disease and heart attack risk.
Using data from the UK Biobank, a Harvard Medical School-led team of researchers has uncovered 15 new loci associated with coronary artery disease.
The international team says its findings may explain the evolutionary reasons for the maintenance of coronary artery disease in human populations.
Researchers found that certain somatic mutations in blood stem cells elevate coronary heart disease risk, likely by accelerating atherosclerosis.
The test is the first offered for the Sgx Clarity system, a fully automated in vitro diagnostic platform leveraging single-molecule counting technology.
The team performed a gene expression analysis to discover the new loci, bringing the total number of known risk loci associated with CAD to 73.
The firm has settled on a set of metabolite biomarkers, along with an algorithm, for its first version of a test for arterial plaque buildup.
The company plans to open a $20 million Series C round in Q2 of this year and launch a study to support a US Food and Drug Administration submission in mid-2018.
A research duo estimates in PLOS One the number of papers that have used misidentified cell lines.
UK's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence approves GlaxoSmithKline's SCID gene therapy despite cost.
Science reports that Brazilian researchers are petitioning for the reversal of budget cuts.
In PLOS this week: gene flow patterns in common ash, guidelines for using morpholinos in zebrafish, and more.