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Study identifies 2 new genes responsible for Alzheimer’s disease among African-Americans.


It is known that Alzheimer’s disease is more common in African-Americans than Caucasians, however, the Alzheimer’s disease genetic risk profile for African-Americans is poorly understood. While more than 20 genes have been identified as risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease in Caucasians, fewer than five have been identified for African-Americans.  Now, a study from researchers at Boston University identifies two new genetic risk factors

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