Identification of new loci associated with lacunar stroke further our understanding of the genetic basis of this disease

Takeaway

  • The identification of novel loci implicated in lacunar stroke provides insights into the pathogenesis of this disease.

Why this matters

    The genetic basis and molecular causes of lacunar stroke are poorly understood. By identifying novel loci implicated in lacunar stroke, this study greatly improves our understanding of its pathogenesis. The findings facilitate further study of the mechanisms conferring risk of lacunar stroke and newly identified loci represent potential therapeutic targets.