New Mutations in Six Genes Found to Increase Alzheimer’s Risk

New Mutations in Six Genes Found to Increase Alzheimer’s Risk

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New Mutations in Six Genes Found to Increase Alzheimer’s Risk

Researchers have identified new mutations in six genes that may increase the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. Their study involved the genetic analysis of 19 families in Utah with higher-than-normal occurrence of the disease. The scientists found relevant mutations in the genes PELI3, FCHO1, SNAP91, COX6A2, MUC16, and PIDD1. The analysis also identified rare mutations in three other genes previously associated with increased Alzheimer’s risk — ABCA7, TTR, and NOTCH3. “Identifying people with increased risk…

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