NEW YORK (360Dx) – A new polygenic score developed at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Broad Institute detects more people at high risk of early heart attack than current clinical blood tests, and could spot heart disease risk for many who are unaware of it.

The genome-wide polygenic score aggregates information from millions of common polymorphisms and identifies those who are genetically predisposed to coronary disease and having a heart attack, according to the researchers who worked on it.

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