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FEB 13, 2013 - Futurity

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Genetic test fails to show Alzheimer’s risk

CORNELL (US) — Genetic testing can predict the risk of developing mild cognitive impairment in healthy people, but not the likelihood of Alzheimer’s disease, researchers say.Defying the widely held belief that a specific gene is the biggest risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease, developmental psychologists report that people with that gene are more likely to develop mild cognitive impairment—but not Alzheimer’s. The study suggests that older adults with healthy brain function can get genetic tests to predict increased risk of future mild cognitive impairment. However, once ... Read More

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