UK Biobank: new genetic risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease identified

Written by Olivia Stevenson, Future Science Group

Research fronted by scientists from the University of Edinburgh (UK) and the University of Queensland (Brisbane, Australia) has revealed three new genes that may be linked to the development of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), by analyzing genetic data of individuals with a family history of the disease. Currently, lifestyle changes are the main way in which the risk of developing AD is managed, however, the results of this study could lead to potential new treatments. AD has become more prevalent over the past few decades, as populations live longer, and its frequency is only set to increase. This makes research into...

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