Researchers Discover Two, Rare Genes Associated with Alzheimer’s Disease

Researchers in the section of Biomedical Genetics have identified two, extremely rare genetic variants linked to Alzheimer disease (AD) for the first time.

“Our findings indicate that different mutations in the same gene or different number of copies of a particular mutation may lead to very distinct forms of dementia,” explained corresponding author Lindsay Farrer, PhD, chief of the Biomedical Genetics division. Read more.

From Boston University School of Medicine News.