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Dementia

04 April 2011

Five new genes linked to Alzheimer’s

Scientists said they had uncovered five genes linked to the onset of Alzheimer's disease, doubling the number of genetic variants known to favour the commonest form of dementia.

Scientists said they had uncovered five genes linked to the onset of Alzheimer's disease, doubling the number of genetic variants known to favour the commonest form of dementia.

The two projects started out independently but later swapped their data, enabling each group to confirm the overall findings.

 

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