Rare Gene Mutations Raise Risk of Early Heart Attack

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Rare gene mutations raise risk of early heart attack
Rare gene mutations raise risk of early heart attack
A team of investigators from the Broad Institute, Massachusetts General Hospital and other leading biomedical research institutions has pinpointed rare mutations in a gene called APOA5 that increase a person's risk of having a heart attack early in life. These mutations disable the APOA5 gene and also raise the levels in the blood of triglyceride-rich lipoproteins, a type of fat.
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