Experts seek genes linked to high cholesterol in Chinese patients

08/13/2011 | Reuters

A team of researchers plans to analyze genes of more than 33,000 people in Hong Kong and China's Guangdong province to identify gene variants that play a role in high cholesterol and heart disease among Chinese patients and are responsible for the population's poor response to commonly prescribed statins. "If we find that the [culprit] genes [in Chinese patients] are different, it means what works for Western populations won't work for us. If we find that a different set of genes may be responsible for high cholesterol, we may need a different drug," said Tse Hung-fat, the lead researcher.

View Full Article in:

Reuters

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Health Care

Job Title Company Location
Associate Director, Compliance Business Partner I
Boehringer Ingelheim
Ridgefield, CT
European Sales Manager
SentreHEART, Inc.
Germany, Benelux, UK
REG AFFAIRS PROJ MGR - 1400000A7F
Abbott
San Jose, CA
SPECIALIST II SYSTEMS INTEGRATION - 140000033P
Abbott
Dallas, TX
Attorney
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration Office of the Chief Counsel
Silver Spring, MD, MD