discussed in this blog postA region of chromosome 9p21 has revealed numerous SNPs correlated with risk of myocardial infarction in a study of 2,000+ patients. This SNP, rs10116277, is highly correlated (r2=0.9) with rs2383207, as well as rs1333040 (r2=0.67). Ultimately, though, the SNP in this study (and region) with the highest disease correlation is rs10757278.
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