NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Genome-wide association studies have in recent years turned up a number of genetic variants that may contribute to the risk of late-onset Alzheimer's disease, and now the National Institute on Aging plans to fund efforts to further investigate the functional relationships between these variants and AD.

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