11 New Biomarkers Identified For Alzheimer’s Disease

Author:Ms Antoinette Konski
Profession:Foley & Lardner

A two-stage meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies (GWAS) in individuals of European ancestry identified 11 new loci associated with Alzheimer's disease. The multidisciplinary study, recently reported in Nature Genetics, ("Meta-analysis of 74,046 individuals 11 new susceptibility loci for Alzheimer's disease", published online on October 27, 2013), is a significant step toward identifying genetic risk factors for developing this devastating neurological disorder.

The study was conducted under the banner of the International Genomics of Alzheimer's Project. The analyzed data was collected from four consortia: the Alzheimer's Disease Genetic Consortium, the Cohorts for Heart and Aging Research in Genomic Epidemiology Consortium, the European Alzheimer's Disease Initiative and the Genetic...

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