Genomic Screening IDs Risk for Hereditary ATTR Amyloidosis

Genomic Screening IDs Risk for Hereditary ATTR Amyloidosis

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Genomic Screening IDs Risk for Hereditary ATTR Amyloidosis

Symptoms related to familial amyloid polyneuropathy (FAP) and other forms of hereditary transthyretin (ATTR) amyloidosis were found in African American and Hispanic or Latinx individuals who unknowingly carried a disease-related genetic variant revealed by genomic screening, according to a recent study. These findings support further investigation of genomic screening to identify populations with a greater risk for familiar ATTR, and guide early disease management in these patients. The study, “Genomic Screening Identifies Individuals at High…

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