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Genetics of Cardiovascular Diseases 

Genetics of Cardiovascular Diseases
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Genetics of Cardiovascular Diseases
Author(s):

Silvia G. Priori

, Carlo Napolitano

, Steve E. Humphries

, and James Skipworth

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199566990.003.009
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date: 22 August 2019

Since the identification of the basis of the human genome, molecular genetics has progressively entered into many fields of medicine. Cardiovascular medicine does not represent an exception to this rule. The unravelling of the molecular determinants of cardiovascular diseases took off from studies of the so-called ‘monogenic’ diseases that provided evidence showing that the genes/proteins involved in genetic diseases of the heart belong to three major functional classes: 1) structural; 2) electrical; 3) regulatory....

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