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    Rapid PCR tests from whole blood

    A PCR method can successfully amplify myotonic dystrophy type 1 alleles directly from whole blood in 15 minutes, providing a proof-of-principle for how current PCR technology can be adapted to rapid, direct genetic tests.

    BMC Medical Genetics 2014, 15:130
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    Genetic links to carotid atherosclerosis

    Genetic variations in the genes SIRT1 and FOXO1 are found to be associated with carotid artery atherosclerosis, and specifically common carotid intima-media thickness in the large SAPHIR cohort and shows a higher effect size in women.

    BMC Medical Genetics 2014, 15:112
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