Indeed, a polymorphism in the growth arrest-specific 6 (GAS6)  gene was found to be associated with stroke (8), for which male sex is a risk factor (9).
What does GAS stand for?
GAS stands for Growth Arrest-Specific
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- Ground Analysis Software
- Group A Streptococci (bacteria)
- Group A, B-Hemolytic Streptococci bacteria
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- Groupe d'Anthropologie Scolastique (French: Scholastic Anthropology Group)
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- Gunner's Auxiliary Sight (secondary optics on an M-1 Abrams tank)
- GPS (Global Positioning System) Antenna System 1
- Growth Arrest-Specific 1 (antibody; also seen as GAS-1)
- Growth Arrest Specific 6
- Growth Arrest Specific 7 (gene)
- Genetic Algorithms and Simulated Annealing
- Georgia Amateur Soccer Association