Alzheimer Gene ABCA7 Significantly Increases Late-Onset Risk Among African Americans

| Fri Jan 29 05:41:28 EST 2016

PHILADELPHIA — A variation in the gene ABCA7 causes a twofold increase in the risk of late onset Alzheimer disease among African Americans, according to a meta-analysis by a team of researchers including experts from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. This is the largest analysis to date to determine genetic risk associated with late-onset Alzheimer disease (LOAD) specifically in African American individuals. The study appears in the April 10 issue of JAMA, a g....

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