Genetic link for pre-eclampsia identified:
This article was originally published in Clinica
Researchers in Iceland have found what they claim to be the first significant genetic link to pre-eclampsia, a major cause of maternal and infant mortality. Scientists from genomics company deCODE Genetics and the National University Hospital of Iceland have identified a locus on chromosome 2p13 that contains a gene linked to the condition, which affects around 3-7% percent of women worldwide. Continuing research will focus on identifying the mutated gene's location within the locus, said Reykjavik-based deCode. The study, involving 2585 women, appears in the September issue of Human Molecular Genetics.
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