Evidence for an Association Between Infant Mortality and Homozygosity For the Arctic Variant of Carnitine Palmitoyltransferase 1A

Purpose:Infant mortality in Alaska is highest among Alaska Native people from western/northern Alaska, a population with a high prevalence of a genetic variant (c.1436C>T; the arctic variant) of carnitine palmitoyltransferase 1A (CPT1A).Methods:We performed an unmatched case–control study to determine the relationship between the arctic variant and infant… CONTINUE READING

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