Edited by: Thomas W. Durso

BLOOD BROTHER: Joseph Miletich of Washington University examined whether a mutation in a blood-coagulation gene can lead to the formation of blood clots in veins and arteries.
P.M. Ridker, C.H. Hennekens, K. Lindpaintner, M.J. Stampfer, P.R. Eisenberg, J.P. Miletich, "Mutation in the gene coding for coagulation factor V and the risk of myocardial infarction, stroke, and venous thrombosis in apparently healthy men," New England Journal of Medicine, 332:912-7, 1995. (Cited in more than 120 papers as of April 1997)

Comments by Joseph P. Miletich, division of laboratory medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis.

According to coauthor Joseph P. Miletich, a professor of internal medicine and pathology at Washington University School of Medicine and medical director of the Barnes-Jewish Clinical Laboratories in St. Louis, this paper was the first to report with a high degree of confidence the prevalence of a mutation...

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