Several recent studies have provided insights into the genetic regulation of blood pressure. A new study extends these findings by coupling genome-wide association study data with functional validation approaches to identify and explore loci associated with blood pressure, and by generating a genetic risk score model to predict future cardiovascular risk.
Refers to Warren, H. R. et al. Genome-wide association analysis identifies novel blood pressure loci and offers biological insights into cardiovascular risk. Nat. Genet.http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ng.3768 (2017)