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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – An international team of researchers has linked nine novel loci to Alzheimer's disease risk in a large genome-wide association study.

Alzheimer's disease affects about 35 million people worldwide. While previous research has implicated variants in APP, PSEN1, and PSEN2 in the familial form of the disease and APOE in late-onset Alzheimer's disease, these variants don't fully account for disease heritability, which is estimated to be between 60 percent and 80 percent.

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