Scientists Identify Two Gene Variants Associated with Alzheimer's Risk – 3
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. Scientists examining genes from more than 16,000 DNA samples have found increased risk for Alzheimer’s disease associated with variations in two, and another 13 gene variants that merit further investigation. Dr. Steve Snyder with the National Institute on Aging explains, identifying gene variants advances the understanding of Alzheimer’s disease.
Dr. Snyder: If these findings are indeed validated it does put you a much better position to sort of find therapeutics, to find out what it is we can do to slow down or eliminate the disease.
Narrator: The findings are presented in a recent online issue of Nature Genetics. For more on the study and Alzheimer’s disease, 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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