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Genetics

25 June 2010

Research Sheds Light on Increased Blood Clot Risk

Seven genes seem to have big impact on how platelets clump together, study suggests

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The current finding regarding the genetic roots driving platelet behavior comes from what is believed to be the largest review of the human genetic code to date, according to co-senior study investigator Dr. Lewis Becker, a cardiologist with the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

 

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