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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Researchers have linked a genetic variant affecting the SIM1 gene to an increased risk of erectile dysfunction among men.

Erectile dysfunction commonly occurs among men of middle age and older, and while risk factors like weight, age, and cardiovascular disease, contribute to the condition, about a third of the risk is thought to be genetic.

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Parents of children with rare genetic disease have to contend with shifts in the interpretation of genetic variants, the Wall Street Journal reports.

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