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Genetics study

Posted by Gillian Blue on 27 May 2013

A/Prof David Winlaw and I recently participated in a study which has been published in the highly acclaimed journal, Nature Genetics. The study identified a region on chromosome 4p16 that is associated with a risk of developing ostium secundum atrial septal defects (ASD). Variations in this region are estimated to account for 9% of the population-attributable risk of ASD.

Click here to read more about the study.
http://www.nature.com/ng/journal/vaop/ncurrent/abs/ng.2637.html

Author: Gillian Blue
About: Gillian is part of our research team, currently doing her PhD with a focus on genetics in congenital heart disease. She is also a genetic counsellor for our DNA Bank, speaking to families about the history of heart disease within the family tree and answering questions about the DNA Bank and its uses.
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