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Grantees in the News: Carlos Cruchaga, PhD, identifies gene variants that double risk of AD

Dec 11
2013

Grantees in the News: Carlos Cruchaga, PhD, identifies gene variants that double risk of AD View MoreBACK

A team of researchers led by AFAR 2013 New Investigator in Alzheimer's Disease awardee Carlos Cruchaga, PhD, recently published findings in the journal Nature that “identified variations in a gene that doubles a person’s risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease later in life.” As is common in such studies, the research focused on analyzing the DNA of families with a history of Alzheimer’s disease. The findings, published December 11, indicate the possibility of identifying individuals at risk for AD before symptoms occur and potentially offering preventative treatments. Read Washington University in St. Louis’ press release on the findings here.

Dr. Cruchaga is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry in the Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. Learn more about him and his research here.





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