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Clues to a Family’s Heart Disease

May 2, 2016

(The Wall Street Journal) – Ms. Robinson and members of her family are now participating in an unusual medical study in which researchers are seeking to identify genetic anomalies that underlie the arrhythmias that cause the heart to stop. By performing so-called molecular autopsies, which involve sequencing the DNA of victims and their immediate relatives, the researchers hope to provide families like Ms. Robinson’s with information about their risk and to guide strategies for preventing further tragedy.

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