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A French-led team reporting in PLOS Genetics describes a variant in the PHACTR1 gene that's involved in a non-atherosclerotic vascular condition called fibromuscular dysplasia, which can lead to high blood pressure or stroke. The researchers focused on common variants in exome chip data for 249 individuals with fibromuscular dysplasia and 689 unaffected controls, narrowing in on 13 loci for subsequent testing in another 402 cases and more than 2,500 controls.

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