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January 21, 2007

New Alzheimer's Disease Gene Identified

Researchers at Toronto University have identified a gene that increases the risk of late-onset Alzheimer's disease by 20%.

The gene — SORL1 — stands out because it's been tested in four ethnic groups and a form of it seems to confer a risk in all of them — including North Europeans, Caribbean Latinos, African Americans and Israeli Arabs.

Gene contributes to Alzheimer's risk

Filed under Alzheimer's Disease


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