NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The National Institutes of Health has awarded a team of Ohio State University researchers a $12.4 million grant to study the genetic basis of dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM).

DCM is characterized by the weakening of heart muscle and enlargement of the left ventricle. The disease has no known cause, although a genetic basis is suspected.

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