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Inherited heart disease: you're not doomed by your DNA

Thursday 26 October 2017 3:20pm

RNZ National reports on research by Dr Anna Pilbrow of the Christchurch Heart Institute at University of Otago, Christchurch:

New research is showing that much of the genetic risk behind inherited heart disease comes from DNA that lies in the dark matter of our genome, rather than in our genes themselves. But Anna Pilbrow says we are not doomed by our DNA – and that having a healthy lifestyle can help offset genetic risks.