Category Archives: intracranial aneurysms

Gene associated with intracranial aneurysm in French-Canadian population identified.

Intracranial aneurysms are a potentially life threatening neurological condition responsible for approximately 500,000 deaths worldwide per year, half of which occur in people less than 50 years of age.  They are the result of focal weakness in the artery wall and have a complex genetic makeup, however, genome-wide association and sequencing studies have had limited success in identifying intracranial aneurysms

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