Genetic Mutation to Blame for Sudden Deaths Among Amish

Genetic Mutation to Blame for Sudden Deaths Among Amish
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In a new paper this week, doctors at the Mayo Clinic say they've uncovered the cause of a mysterious heart condition that had suddenly killed over a dozen young, healthy members of a tight-knit Amish community. The culprit? A previously undiscovered genetic mutation that runs in families.

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