HCM Genes Common in General Population

A recent study sought to find how common genetic cardiomyopathies are in the general population. 

By studying United Kingdom Biobank samples from 200,643 people who had undergone complete genetic sequencing, researchers established that genes linked to HCM are found in one out of every 149 people! 

More than half of those identified as having a HCM gene had a mutation in the MYBPC3 gene, making it the most common HCM gene in this sampling.