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Hypertension genomics and cardiovascular prevention.
Hypertension continues to be a major risk factor for global mortality, and recent genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have expanded in size, leading to the identification of further genetic loci influencing blood pressure. ...
New Blood Pressure-Associated Loci Identified in Meta-Analyses of 475000 Individuals
(American Heart Association, 2017-10-13)
Background— Genome-wide association studies have recently identified >400 loci that harbor DNA sequence variants that influence blood pressure (BP). Our earlier studies identified and validated 56 single nucleotide variants ...