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Study on transplanted hearts reveals risk genes for cardiovascular diseases

source:Eleonora Adami, MDC

Researchers of the institute of computational biology lead the data analysis efforts of an international research team to discover a number of new risk factors for dilated cardiomyopathy and other heart conditions. In the largest transcriptome study to date, the researchers analysed the RNA of transplanted hearts. The study was recently published in ‘Genome Biology’.

For more information see the press release of the Helmholtz Zentrum München and the original publication: Heinig, M., Adriaens, M. E., Schafer, S., van Deutekom, H. W. M., Lodder, E. M., Ware, J. S., et al. (2017). Natural genetic variation of the cardiac transcriptome in non-diseased donors and patients with dilated cardiomyopathy. Genome Biology, 18(1), 170.