Over 60 new genetic regions behind stroke identified, may lead to new therapies

Updated: Oct 4 2022 2:30PM

New Delhi, Oct 4 (PTI) An international team, including researchers from India, have identified 61 new genetic regions associated with stroke that are potential drug targets to prevent or treat the second leading cause of death worldwide.

Previous genome studies on stroke were conducted predominantly in populations of European ancestry.

The latest results, recently published in the journal Nature, are based on the analysis of data from 2.5 million people from five different ancestries, more than 200,000 of whom had a stroke.