The Winter 2012 edition of the National Marfan Foundation newsletter, Connective Issues, included a story on the collaborative research finding of an association with a common genetic variant in the population that predisposes people to thoracic aortic aneurysms (http://www.digitaledition.biz/nationalmarfan/660800/). Click here for the letter published in Nature Genetics. This finding was announced previously on our website here.
Connective Issues also included a story on what we know about the genetic predisposition to thoracic aortic aneurysm or dissection in the absence of other syndromes, known as familial thoracic aortic aneurysm or dissection – FTAAD (http://www.digitaledition.biz/nationalmarfan/660800/#/4/). Read it to hear what the Director of our program, Dr. Dianna M. Milewicz, has to say about what we know today.
Thank you, National Marfan Foundation, for sharing this information with your readers!