News & Events : 2010

New Gene Associated with Increased Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

Researchers have identified a gene that appears to increase a person’s risk of developing late-onset Alzheimer’s disease (AD), the most common type of the disease. Abbreviated MTHFD1L, a gene on chromosome six, was identified in a genome-wide association study by a team of researchers led by Margaret Pericak-Vance, Ph.D., director of the John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics at the Miller School. Details appeared today in the open-access journal PLoS Genetics.

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Researchers Identify New Gene Associated with Increased Risk of Alzheimer's

A gene that appears to increase a person’s risk of developing late-onset Alzheimer’s disease, the most common type of the disease, has been identified by a team of researchers led by Margaret Pericak-Vance, Ph.D., director of the John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

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