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New genes found to be associated with atrial fibrillation in Japanese population

In 2017, Japanese researchers discovered six new genes associated with atrial fibrillation in Japanese individuals: study involved 8180 patients with atrial fibrillation and 28612 control patients. The genetic loci identified include KCND3, HAND2, NEBL, PPFIA4, SLC1A4-CEP68, and SH3PXD2A for atrial fibrillation.

Low S, Takahashi A, Ebana Y et al.

Identification of six new genetic loci associated with atrial fibrillation in the Japanese population

Nature Genetics 49, 953-958 (2017)

Accessed 18 July 2018

Contributors: Gloria Wu MD, Kevin Lu BS

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