FRIDAY, Sept. 29, 2017 -- A new test that checks for multiple gene variants linked with Alzheimer's disease may be more effective than testing for a single genetic variant, a new study suggests.
The genetic variant APOE E4 is regarded as the strongest genetic predictor of whether a person is likely to develop the memory-robbing disease. But it's present in only 10 to 15 percent of people. And recent research suggests its impact has been overestimated, the study authors said.
MONDAY, Aug. 28, 2017 -- Women with a genetic predisposition for Alzheimer's disease face a 10-year window when they have far greater chances of developing the disease than men with similar genetic risks, a new analysis suggests.
That window seems to occur between ages 65 and 75 -- more than 10 years after the start of menopause, say University of Southern California researchers who reviewed 27 prior studies.