In the race to solve Alzheimer’s disease, scientists find more needles in the haystack

Posted on: Wednesday, April 20th, 2022

21 million. That’s the number of genetic variations in the human genome that researchers are sifting to identify patterns predisposing people to Alzheimer’s disease.

Thanks to international collaboration, more genetic variations for Alzheimer’s disease are known today than ever before. The list of gene variants recognized for late-onset Alzheimer’s grew from one in 2009 to 40 in 2022. In April 2022, scientists published a list of 75, some of which are considered as prime drug targets. Drug development is underway.

Read the full article on the UT Health San Antonio Newsroom.

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