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Thursday, February 18, 2010

JAMA: studies find little evidence to support genetic testing to improve CV risk assessment

From CardioBrief:

Two separate studies appearing in JAMA cast doubt on the practical value of genetic testing to improve cardiovascular risk assessment. In the first study, Nina Paynter and colleagues, led by Paul Ridker, calculated genetic risk scores based on 101 SNPs (single nucleotide polymorphisms) from 19,313 women enrolled in the Women's Genome Health Study. They found that [...]


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