A lifetime of finding genes to counter heart disease

Geneticist Helen Hobbs found that when people had a mutation in PCSK9, they ended up with lower levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) or bad cholesterol.This mechanism of mutation protected people against heart disease without any side effects. She had won the 2016 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences for discovery of a mutation in a gene… Continue reading A lifetime of finding genes to counter heart disease