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Expert reaction to a case study of a women with a mutation which is possibly protective against Alzheimer's disease

8 monthes ago   |   By Science Media Centre

Research, published in Nature Medicine, reports that the APOE3 genetic mutation may be protective against Alzheimer's disease.
Prof Tara Spires-Jones, UK Dementia Research Institute Programme Lead and Deputy Director, Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences, University of Edinburgh, said:
“Dr Arboleda-Velasquez and colleagues report a variant in the APOE gene that may have helped delay the onset of dementia symptoms in a person who inherited a gene that causes familial Alzheimer's disease. As the authors point out, this study of a single person is not sufficient to be certain that the APOE...
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