Pre-eclampsia is a common disorder of pregnancy for which the underlying mechanism is poorly understood. A genome-wide association study has now identified a pre-eclampsia susceptibility locus located near the FLT1 gene. This study brings us a step closer to dissecting the underlying causes of pre-eclampsia.
This work was supported by US NIH grants HL108618 (J.P.G.), HL51971 (J.P.G.), P20GM104375 (E.M.G.), HL116774 (E.M.G.) and HL137791 (E.M.G).