New Therapies for Coronary Artery Disease: Genetics Provides a Blueprint

Science Translational Medicine  04 Jun 2014:
Vol. 6, Issue 239, pp. 239ps4
DOI: 10.1126/scitranslmed.3008535

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The development of new therapies for coronary artery disease (CAD) poses a substantial challenge, and several recent approaches have failed for lack of efficacy. Human genetics has the potential to identify new targets for which the likelihood of therapeutic success is considerably greater. The intense focus on the genetics of CAD will revitalize the field and lead to future therapies for this common disease.

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