NEW YORK (GenomeWeb news) – Aurora Health Care of Milwaukee, Wis., will work with Celera to offer genetic cardiovascular tests under a new collaboration, Celera said yesterday.

Celera said that the agreement makes Aurora "the first health care provider in Wisconsin and one of the first in the nation" to offer the company's test for a variant in the KIF6 gene that has been shown to indicate increased risk for heart disease.

The company said that untreated carriers of the KIF6 gene variant have a 50 percent to 55 percent greater risk of heart attacks than non-carriers.

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