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An Oxfordshire coroner recently announced that George Michael died of natural causes. The post-mortem examination revealed that the singer suffered from a number of health problems, including dilated cardiomyopathy.

Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is a disease of the heart muscle. Up to half of the cases are caused by an inherited faulty gene. By understanding the inherited form of the disease, it coule be possible to gain insight into the mechanisms that cause DCM and improve the treatment for patients.

Read the full article on The Conversation website, written by Professor Charles Redwood, Radcliffe Department of Medicine. 

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