Ask the Experts: Is Alzheimer’s disease transmissible? (Part 3: Ethical concerns and future outlook)

Written by Lauren Pulling

This latest instalment of our ‘Ask the Experts’ column – with Karl Frontzek (University of Zurich, Switzerland), Herbert Budka (University of Zurich, Switzerland), Marc Diamond (University of Texas Southwestern, TX, USA) and Masahito Yamada (Kanazawa University, Japan) –  focuses on the question, ‘Is Alzheimer’s disease transmissible?’. In Parts 1 and 2, we explored the subject of transmissible neurological disorders and research for and against the possibility of transmissible Alzheimer’s. In this final section, our experts discuss ethical concerns, and how recent findings may affect future research and clinical practice. Catch up on Part 1 and Part 2 of the debate...

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