Alzheimer's: 9 new genetic risk factors found

ANA SANDOIU | January 10, 2019

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New research, published in the journal Nature Genetics, identifies new genetic risk factors for Alzheimer's disease. It also uncovers novel biological mechanisms that may lead to this neurodegenerative condition. About 5.7 million people in the United States are currently living with Alzheimer's disease. A recent report issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) predicts that by the year 2060, this number will grow to 13.9 million.

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