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Scientists identify stroke gene

A stroke gene has been identified that could help scientists save lives and prevent disability. People with a mutant form of the ABO gene that determines blood group are more likely to have certain types of stroke, researchers found.

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Research into stroke gene could save lives

Scientists have discovered a new gene that could save lives and prevent disability from a stroke.

People with a mutant form of the ABO gene (which determines blood groups), are more likely to have certain types of stroke, they said.

The new gene could save lives and prevent disability from a stroke Credit: Hugh Macknight/PA Wire

Researchers identified differences within the gene, linked to blood clotting, one of the main causes of a stroke.

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