Handful for PAH

Researchers have found a handful of genes that contribute to pulmonary arterial hypertension, BBC News reports. PAH, it adds, kills about half the people who develop it within five years. Heritable forms of condition are often traced to mutations affecting the transforming growth factor-β pathway, especially the bone morphogenetic protein type 2 receptor (BMPR2).

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