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Genetic test may show heart disease risk

February 9, 2009 1:29:46 PM PST
A genetic test for heart disease could soon be as routine as checking your cholesterol.Researchers at Harvard have identified three new genetic variants that could result in an increased risk of heart disease.

The test could help doctors decide on treatments early on for at-risk patients.

They caution that the genetic test is at least five years away.


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