A University of London-led team describes new coding variants associated with a heart trait called cardiac conduction. Using exome-chip-based genotype profiles from nearly 78,000 individuals of European ancestry and nearly 7,700 individuals with African ancestry, the team searched for functional variants contributing to a heart electrical activity measurement known as the QRS interval duration, which provides insights into heart failure or sudden cardiac death.

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