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Genetic Variant Discovered in Amish Protects from Heart Disease
Researchers link a missense mutation in the B4GALT1 gene to lower levels of LDL cholesterol and the blood clotting factor fibrinogen.
Genetic Variant Discovered in Amish Protects from Heart Disease
Genetic Variant Discovered in Amish Protects from Heart Disease

Researchers link a missense mutation in the B4GALT1 gene to lower levels of LDL cholesterol and the blood clotting factor fibrinogen.

Researchers link a missense mutation in the B4GALT1 gene to lower levels of LDL cholesterol and the blood clotting factor fibrinogen.

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