Genetics and Genomics

Understand the role of inherited traits in heart and brain health.

Science News

Neurodevelopmental Outcomes for Individuals With Congenital Heart Disease: Updates in Neuroprotection, Risk-Stratification, Evaluation, and Management
The American Heart Association at 100: A Century of Scientific Progress and the Future of Cardiovascular Science
Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics - 2024 Update
Next Generation, Modifiable Cardiometabolic Biomarkers: Mitochondrial Adaptation and Metabolic Resilience
Adult Moyamoya Disease and Syndrome Current Perspectives and Future Directions


Geneticā€Guided Pharmacotherapy for Coronary Artery Disease: A Systematic and Critical Review of Economic Evaluations
Targeting NPM1 Epigenetically Promotes Postinfarction Cardiac Repair by Reprogramming Reparative Macrophage Metabolism
ANGPTL3 Downregulation Increases Intracellular Lipids by Reducing Energy Utilization
High-Dimensional Single-Cell Multimodal Landscape of Human Carotid Atherosclerosis
Multi-Ancestry Polygenic Risk Score for Coronary Heart Disease Based on an Ancestrally Diverse Genome-Wide Association Study and Population-Specific Optimization

Continuing Education

Audience members watch the Opening Session of Scientific Sessions 2023 in Phoenix, Arizona.

The GPM Council seeks to advance discovery and translation of biological insights from genetics and omics technologies to improve cardiovascular and brain health through better risk prediction, treatment and prevention for patients. Our expertise spans genetics, genomics, genomic medicine, epigenetics, transcriptomics, metabolomics, proteomics, microbiome, bioinformatics, computational science, and population health.

Since 1999, the BCVS Council has advanced understanding of mechanisms of basic cardiovascular regulation to support insights into cardiovascular disease and facilitate new therapies. Emphasis is on integrating molecular/cellular and physiological approaches to address problems relating to genomics, cell signaling, myocardial biology, circulatory physiology, pathophysiology, and peripheral vascular disease.

The ATVB Council focuses on arteriosclerosis, thrombosis and vascular biology. The council advances research, addresses prevention, improves diagnosis and treatment, and works actively with other organizations. It shares reliable information through its annual conference, awards and lectures, and in the AHA’s journal, Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology.

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