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Seeking the stroke gene

发布时间:2019-03-07 04:06:09来源:未知点击:

Researchers in Iceland are closing in on a gene which makes people more prone to strokes. By studying 1200 stroke patients and their families, researchers at deCode genetics of Reykjavik have traced the gene to a specific region of an unnamed chromosome and hope to pinpoint its location soon. DeCode’s collaborator, Swiss drugs giant Hoffmann-La Roche, hopes that this will help in developing new drugs to combat the effects of strokes. The finding is the second triumph for deCode,