Newly identified genetic errors may prevent heart attacks

Yesterday, a new study, published in NEJM, that included genetic data from more than 190,000 people has identified two genes that, when altered in specific ways, either promote or undermine cardiovascular health. 
This finding may help guide efforts to design new preventive drugs, similar to the way statins now are prescribed to lower "bad" cholesterol to reduce the risk of heart disease.
The manuscript describing our work can be found here. Interestingly, a second group found similiar results (here) and the whole story is accompanied by a Editorial (here).

We worked more than 4 years to get this work done, it was a very collaborative effort including more than 100 scientists allover the world. 
However, in the end it was worth all the struggle.

Report in the local news paper.