The Rate Of Blood Coagulation Is Determined Genetically – Part 3 of 3
This led the investigators to identify seven genes that appeared to have a big consequences on the speed and quantity of platelet clumping. In fact, the grouping was 500 million times more likely than other genes to have an effect on clumping, the researchers noted.
And “It was not until now that we put together all the important pieces of the genetic puzzle that will help us understand why some people’s blood is more or less prone to clot than others and how this translates into promoting healing and stalling disease progression,” Becker stated in the flash release. “Our combined study results really do set the path for personalizing a lot of treatments for cardiovascular disease to people based on their genetic makeup, and who is likely to benefit most or not at all from these treatments”.