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Genetic breakthrough brings cure for Alzheimer’s a step closer

Publié par Clifford Armion le 09/07/2009

David Rose

"Genetic mutations that could account for more than one in five cases of Alzheimer's disease have been found, in a significant leap forward for dementia research, scientists say.

"British scientists have discovered two genes associated with the degenerative illness of the brain and their French colleagues uncovered a third. Having certain variations of the three genes could increase the risk of having common late-onset Alzheimer's by ten to 15 per cent, the researchers say.

"It is thought that cancelling out their effects could prevent almost 100,000 cases of Alzheimer's disease in the UK each year."

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"Genetic breakthrough brings cure for Alzheimer’s a step closer", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), juillet 2009. Consulté le 01/10/2020. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/genetic-breakthrough-brings-cure-for-alzheimer-s-a-step-closer