Discovery of a new gene variant linked to Alzheimer's disease


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Thursday November 15, 2012

Discovery of a new gene variant linked to Alzheimer's disease

Sdentists have identified a new gene variant that seems to strongly raise the risk for Alzheimer's disease, giving a fresh target for research into treatments for the disease.



The main reason scientists are excited by the discovery is what this gene does, and how that might reveal what causes Alzheimer's and ways to prevent it.

 

Read the article in the New England Journal of Medicine: http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1211103?query=featured_home#t=abstract



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