SUMMARY: Identification of novel variants (one of which was in the BIN1 gene) associated with Alzheimer’s disease.
DESCRIPTION: Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive brain disorder that slowly decreases memory and cognitive skills. It is the most common form of dementia in older adults and is known to be a highly heritable disease. This study identified new genetic variants and confirmed previously discovered variants associated with Alzheimer’s in a cohort of over 35,000 people. One of the most significant novel variants found was near the BIN1 gene, which plays an important role in shaping and regulating the cell membrane.
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ALZHEIMER’S-ASSOCIATED ANALYZED VARIANTS: rs2075650, rs11136000, rs3851179, rs744373, rs597668
WEEKLY UPDATE: July 23, 2019