A new research affecting the Alzheimer’s disease has identified 11 rare genetic variants. The study started from the observation of 19 different families living in Utah, affected by Alzheimer’s disease more frequently than was considered normal.
There Research, carried out by the researcher Justin Miller, Ph.D. of the University of Kentucky Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, was published in the scientific journal Alzheimer’s & Dementia.
Alzheimer’s disease: this is how the genetic sequencing of the 19 families took place
For the study, genetic sequencing was conducted on two cousins from each of the 19 families. Miller claims to have therefore identified genetic variants shared between both cousins: “We then used a series of filtering criteria to identify rare genetic variants that most likely contributed to theexcess Alzheimer’s in every family “, explained the expert.