Gene linked to congenital heart disease

The following is an edited excerpt.

A new gene associated with a form of congenital heart disease in newborn babies — known as “a hole in the heart” has been discovered by researchers. The discovery, published in Nature Genetics today, will help lead to better understanding of why some patients are born with the disorder. Congenital heart disease (CHD) is the most common form of congenital malformation, occurring in seven in 1000 babies born and is one of the major causes of childhood death and illness.

Read the full article here: New Gene Discovery for Babies Born With Hole in the Heart

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