Thursday, July 15, 2010

Genetic Discovery (TOMM40) May Determine Alzheimer's Disease Risk and Age of Disease Onset

100 million Americans have been touched by Alzheimer's. This Duke study could lead to a cheap, $20, test for that predicts Alzheimer's onset.
A newly identified gene appears to be highly predictive of not only the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, but also the approximate age at which the disease will begin to manifest itself, according to researchers at Duke University Medical Center.
Original content Bob DeMarco, the Alzheimer's Reading Room
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