Number of gene variants linked to Alzheimer’s disease doubles
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October 30, 2013
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Number of gene variants linked to Alzheimer’s disease doubles
Scientists have discovered 11 new genes that may be tied to the late-onset form of Alzheimer’s disease, a new study shows. Eleven gene variants had previously been linked to late-onset Alzheimer’s, including the APOE-e4 gene that appeared to have the strongest impact on risk. This latest research doubles the known Alzheimer’s disease gene variants. The Alzheimer's Association co-funded the formation of the International Genomics of Alzheimer's Disease Project (IGAP) that conducted this study.

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FOX Sports baseball reporter Ken Rosenthal will be wearing an Alzheimer’s Association bow tie during Game 6 of the 2013 World Series on Wednesday night, Oct. 30, to help raise Alzheimer’s awareness. Rosenthal also wore an Association bow tie during last year’s World Series.
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