Published: Oct. 8, 2008
Updated: Oct. 8, 2008
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By Duke Medicine News and CommunicationsScientists have identified a handful of genes in circulating blood associated with the presence and severity of coronary artery disease (CAD). If the findings are validated in a larger trial currently under way, it could lead to a molecular diagnostic requiring a simple blood sample from the patient to diagnose CAD, the leading cause of death in the United States.