A new discovery reported in a recent issue of the journal Nature Genetics concluded that people with a specific variant of a gene known as PHACTRI, are at a reduced risk of suffering cerebral artery dissection, which is caused by a tear in an artery that leads to the brain. This disease is a major cause of stroke in young people and the gene variant is also a protector against migraines and affects the risk of heart attack. Discovery of this...
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