10% of congenital heart defects are due to spontaneous mutations

05/12/2013 | DoctorsLounge.com · Wall Street Journal, The

Approximately 10% of congenital heart defects were associated with spontaneous gene mutations, rather than inherited mutations, according to a study published in the journal Nature. Researchers found that mutations in congenital heart disease overlapped with autism-related mutations, suggesting a possible common pathway behind a range of congenital abnormalities.

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