Fundamental Questions. Impactful Answers.
How does one discover a gene responsible for heart attack risk?
Which genes cause heart attack and do any of these operate outside of known risk factors for heart disease?
Which genes contribute to variation in plasma cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the population?
Are there any genes that protect people from risk for heart attack?
How do DNA sequence variants in non-coding sequence contribute to MI risk?
Does HDL cholesterol causally protect from risk for heart attack?
Do triglyceride-rich lipoproteins cause heart attack?
Can we use gene variants to identify individuals at higher risk for heart attack?
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Nathan O. Stitziel
“Yankee Swap” in the Kathiresan Lab, December 2012