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Researchers Find Region Of Chromosome 10 Linked To Risk For Alzheimer's Disease

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December 22, 2000
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Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville
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Researchers at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., have moved closer to finding a new gene that is likely to play a significant role in the development of late-onset Alzheimer's disease (LOAD). One other gene, a variant of the apolipoprotein E gene on chromosome 19, has already been identified as a risk factor for late-onset Alzheimer's, the most common form of the disease.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Dec. 18, 2000 -- Researchers at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., have moved closer to finding a new gene that is likely to play a significant role in the development of late-onset Alzheimer's disease (LOAD). One other gene, a variant of the apolipoprotein E gene on chromosome 19, has already been identified as a risk factor for late-onset Alzheimer's, the most common form of the disease.


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