Gene variant that dramatically reduces ‘bad’ lipids: Role of rare APOC3 variant in reducing triglyceride levels identified

16 septiembre 2014

A rare genetic variant that dramatically reduces levels of certain types of lipids in the blood has been identified in through a study that used data collected from around 4,000 healthy people in the UK. The study is the first to emerge from the UK10K Project’s cohort of samples from the general public and demonstrates the power of whole genome sequencing at scale.