Monday, April 1, 2024

Gene Variants Linked to Alzheimer's

A report by Medical News Today has discovered 17 genetic variants that are possibly linked to Alzheimer’s disease. Gene location is one possibility that might genetically cause Alzheimer’s disease along with African ancestry and brain immune cell mutations. One of the most notable variants would be KAT8. This gene is mainly responsible for cerebral development within the brain and researchers think this is one factor that may cause Alzheimer’s disease. 

Having more research about the main cause of Alzheimer’s is really important because as of right now, there is no cure for the disease. I found this article interesting and I hope that one day there is a cure for Alzheimer’s because I lost my Grandma to the disease a few years ago. I think having a better understanding of genetic factors that cause Alzheimer’s will also allow people who have a family history of the disease to be able to take better preventative measures against it.

1 comment:

  1. I think this discovery is really in the right step for figuring out a cure for Alzheimers or as you stated give families with history of Alzheimers the better preventive measures against it. Alzheimers is a very terrible disease to watch someone go through and I hope that with better understanding one day there will be a cure.