Scientists Discover New Alzheimer's Disease Risk Genes

Scientists have discovered five genes linked to an increased risk for late-onset Alzheimer's -- a finding that sheds light on the still mysterious disease and could lead to new predictive tests and treatments. Two mammoth research teams -- one from the U.S., the other from Europe -- identified variations in the genes ABCA7, MS4A, CD2AP, CD33 and EPHA1 that are associated with an increased susceptibility to the disease. The results were published as two separate reports today in Nature...Full Story
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