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Mutant Gene Protects Against Heart Attack

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A rare and previously unknown variation in some people’s genes substantially reduces heart attack risk and lowers cholesterol levels, potentially paving the way to develop new drugs, Icelandic researchers say.
The findings by researchers at deCODE genetics, a subsidiary of Amgen, were published online by the New England Journal of Medicine.
http://www.nbcnews.com/health/heart-health/mutant-gene-protects-against-heart-attack-n576821