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Jan 11, 2021

Research Says Alzheimer’s Is Actually 3 Distinct Disease Subtypes

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, genetics, neuroscience

Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is probably more diverse than our traditional models suggest.

Postmortem, RNA sequencing has revealed three major molecular subtypes of the disease, each of which presents differently in the brain and which holds a unique genetic risk.

Such knowledge could help us predict who is most vulnerable to each subtype, how their disease might progress and what treatments might suit them best, potentially leading to better outcomes.

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