• By Dana Sparks

Gene May Help Identify Risk of Alzheimer's in African Americans

April 14, 2013

Researchers at Mayo Clinic in Florida participated in a nationwide study that found minor differences between genes that contribute to late-onset Alzheimer's disease in African-Americans and in Caucasians. The study, published April 10 in The Journal of the American Medical Association, was the first to look at the genetics of a large number of African-Americans diagnosed with this common form of Alzheimer's disease — 1,968 patients compared to 3,928 elderly African-American control participants.

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