Genetic Factors Important in Development and Timing of Alzheimer's Disease

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Alzheimer's Disease

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In a large study of twins, Alzheimer's disease appears to be highly heritable and genetic factors may also influence timing of the disease, according to an article in the February issue of the Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

Two-thirds of adults aged 65 years and older with dementia have Alzheimer's disease (AD), and the number of

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