Gene linked to higher Alzheimer’s risk in blacks

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A new gene mutation has been identified that nearly doubles African Americans’ risk for getting Alzheimer’s disease, according to a large, government-funded report out Tuesday.

The mutation in the gene ABCA7 is not the first linked to the disease but it is a major breakthrough in research, suggesting there could be multiple causes of Alzheimer’s and therefore ways to treat the most common form of dementia, says the report, published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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