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Genetic Mechanisms of Arteriosclerosis in Hypertensive Sibships

a MiCDA Research Project Description

Investigators: Sharon L. R. Kardia, Lawrence F. Bielak, Patricia A. Peyser, Jennifer A. Smith

Funding: National Heart, Lung, And Blood Institute, 2014-2018 (1 R01 HL 119443 01 A1)

In this project we will use state-of-the-art exome-wide association study (EWAS) to identify the genetic mutations that make some families have a very high risk of developing heart attacks, strokes, dementia, and kidney disease because of arteriosclerosis.

Research Signature Theme:

Aging, Genetics, and Social Science