Blood test breakthrough improves diagnosis of inherited heart conditions

Source: British Heart Foundation

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Date of publication: February 2016

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell:

A new genetic test for heart conditions which are passed down through families has been developed by researchers.

The international team of researchers, led by Professor Stuart Cook, in Singapore, Imperial College London and at the MRC Clinical Sciences Centre showed that by looking at a particular group of genes they were able to reliably test for all known inherited heart condition genes with one simple blood test. 

Length of publication: 1 webpage

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Acknowledgement: British Heart Foundation

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