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Home >  Blog >  Gene Mutations and Heart Defects

Gene Mutations and Heart Defects

Posted by Kylie Flament on 15 May 2013

Our Head of Surgery and Research, A/Prof David Winlaw, was interviewed by Bloomberg this week about new research that suggested around 10% of congenital heart defects may come from spontaneous gene mutations (meaning gene mutations that aren't inherited from a parent).  Read the full article here.

A/Prof Winlaw and his research team are currently involved in a number of studies to better understand the genetics behind congenital heart disease.  For more information, go to our research page.

Kylie FlamentAuthor: Kylie Flament
About: As the manager of the Heart Centre for Children, Kylie is engaged in all sorts of activities to help us deliver excellent care for patients and families through fundraising, managing our finances, hiring good staff and keeping communication flowing.
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