Heredity and Alzheimer's disease: Basic findings and clinical implications

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Alzheimer's disease is a complex genetic disorder with at least four genes and several environmental factors that increase disease risk. Recent candidate gene studies have failed to detect any new widely replicated genetic effect. The eventual discovery of additional genes for Alzheimer's disease will require scientific and ethical guidelines for the use of genetic information in patient care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)417-423
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent Opinion in Psychiatry
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998
Externally publishedYes

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  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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