CURRENT RESEARCH –Gene May Help Identify Risk of Alzheimer’s in African Americans

9 Jul

A study conducted by the Alzheimer’s disease Genetics Consortium and the Mayo Clinic in Florida, was the first to look at the genetics of a large number of African-Americans diagnosed with late-onset Alzheimer’s disease. Study results , published on April 10 in the Journal of the American Medical Association, found minor differences between genes that contribute to late-onset Alzheimer’s disease in African Americans and in Caucasians. The study compared 1,968 patients to 3,928 normal elderly African American control participants.

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