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Alzheimer’s gene identified
May 13, 2013 | 1164 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print

Scientists have identified a gene found in African

American Alzheimer’s Disease patients that is similar to genes found in Alzheimer’s patients of European decent, according to a study reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

African-Americans with the gene were more likely than their white peers to acquire late-onset Alzheimer’s disease.

The findings mean that researchers can better understand what causes the disease, according to a news release about it. The findings “also may have major implications for developing targets for genetic testing, prevention, and treatment,” the authors write.

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