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New Genetic Research Results on SCAD

May 28, 2020

Funded primarily by SCAD Research, Inc., the Mayo Clinic SCAD Research Team conducted a genome-wide association study comparing 5 million genetic markers in 667 women with SCAD and 1817 women without SCAD.

The research discovered five markers and associated candidate genes linked to SCAD risk, providing a new focus for ongoing basic and clinical research. The study was recently featured in the Journal of the American Medical Association – Cardiology.

The study is Tamiel Turley’s main project for her PhD, working with Dr. Timothy Olson, who leads Mayo Clinic Cardiovascular Genetics Lab.

Thank you to everyone who helped raise money for research in 2019, which helped to fund this great research. Congratulations Tamiel for moving research forward on the important topic of genetics and thank you for your hard work to find answers about SCAD.Research Funded by SCAD Research Inc.