February 13th, 2012

Podcast 145: The Y chromosome and the possible role of a common variant in coronary disease in men.

Haplogroups — who knew? Ancient variations in the Y chromosome form what’s known as haplogroups, and haplogroup I is common in Europe, particularly so in northern Europe. Researchers find that “I” is an independent risk factor for coronary artery disease in men, carried as it is on the male-only Y chromosome.

Listen in as we talk ancient genetics and what it all could mean for a range of immune-system-related diseases. There’s plenty of work to be done, but we thought you ought to know about this earlier rather than later.

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One Response to “Podcast 145: The Y chromosome and the possible role of a common variant in coronary disease in men.”

  1. Jean-Pierre Usdin says:

    So difficult to understand!
    The telephone connexion was not very good and for non speaking people (as am I) it would be nice to have a written version.
    I do not know if it is the distance or the accent of the author interviewed but it was so disappointing to understand only one word over…five.
    I am sorry to report a bad comment, because it is unusual and the previous editions were so clear!

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