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Scientists identify gene to prevent atherosclerosis

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.320.7228.140/a (Published 15 January 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:140
  1. Rory Watson
  1. Brussels

    A British led group of researchers, with funding from the European Union, has identified and is developing a gene that could prevent atherosclerosis.

    The multinational team of scientists is aiming to complete the first phase of its clinical safety trial in Finland this year, and 18 months later to finalise its analysis of some 200 patients who are receiving the treatment during surgical operations.

    The group, coordinated by Professor John Martin of University College London and with members in Germany, Finland, and Italy, has been working for six years on ways to tackle the cause …

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