USC: Genetic mutation linked to Alzheimer’s disease
New Study from the Keck School of Medicine reveals “TREM2 mutation appears to multiply the risk of Alzheimer’s by three or four times” and they will be looking for people who carry this gene for future research.
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Genetic mutation linked to Alzheimer’s disease doubles rate of brain tissue loss, USC study shows
“Silent time bomb”: Mutation appears to multiply the risk of Alzheimer’s by three or four times
LOS ANGELES — People who carry a genetic mutation associated with Alzheimer’s disease may develop the disease three years earlier than expected, according to a new study from Keck Medicine of USC.