Pre-eclampsia is a common disorder of pregnancy for which the underlying mechanism is poorly understood. A genome-wide association study has now identified a pre-eclampsia susceptibility locus located near the FLT1 gene. This study brings us a step closer to dissecting the underlying causes of pre-eclampsia.
Refers to McGinnis, R. et al. Variants in the fetal genome near FLT1 are associated with risk of preeclampsia. Nat. Genet.49, 1255-1260 (2017)