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Dementia

15 April 2010

New Alzheimer's Gene Identified

People with variant have almost double the risk of developing dementia, study finds

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About 9 percent of those with late-onset Alzheimer's had a specific variation in the gene MTHFD1L on chromosome 6, according to the study. Only about 5 percent of those who did not have Alzheimer's had the variant.

 

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