deCode and Amgen Genetics
ASGR1 was linked to a
34 percent decrease in heart disease
By correlating genetic variations with health data, deCODE has discovered dozens of genes that impact the risk of common diseases. In a recent, highly significant example,
Amgen and deCODE announced that a rare mutation in a gene called ASGR1 was linked to a
34 percent decrease in heart disease risk.
The discovery points to a new biological pathway that might be modulated to further reduce the risk for heart attacks.