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Evolutionary gene loss may help explain why only humans are prone to heart attacks

Evolutionary gene loss may help explain why only humans are prone to heart attacks

Researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine say the loss of a single gene two to three million years ago in our ancestors may have resulted in a heightened risk of cardiovascular disease in all humans as a …Continue reading

Study Finds 1,317 Knocked-out Genes in DNA Sample From Pakistan

The team discovers a unique family whose 11 members were missing a protein that naturally produces cholesterol; this puts them at a lower risk of heart disease. Research published in the journal Nature has analyzed the DNA of 10,503 Pakistanis who were …Continue reading

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