Genetic marker found for hole in the heart

A new gene associated with congenital heart disease, one of the major causes of childhood death and illness, has been discovered through research led by the Universities of Manchester and Newcastle.

A survey of over 2000 patients worldwide found a common difference between a particular region of their genome and that of those tested in good health.

The researchers now hope they can develop a greater understanding of other markers of the condition.

Read more at University of Manchester