Scientists Identify Two Gene Variants Associated with Alzheimer's Risk – 1
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. Scientists have identified two new possible genetic risk factors for late-onset Alzheimer's, the most common form of the disease.
Dr. Snyder: Like other diseases Alzheimer’s disease is now believed to be rather complex.
Narrator: Dr. Steve Snyder is with the National Institute on Aging.
Dr. Snyder: We’re seeing multiple genes each with a minor effect summing to contribute to what maybe Alzheimer’s disease but we’re still at the very earliest stages of working with that.
Narrator: Alzheimer's disease is a form of dementia, a loss of brain function, that gradually gets worse over time. For more information on Alzheimer’s disease research and this study, visit www.nia.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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