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Alzheimer's: A Genetic Disease
A discussion of Alzheimer's disease, with a focus on its genetic component.
# 125391 | 750 words | 22 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Biology (Genetics) , Aging (Gerontology) , Medical and Health (General)

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This paper discusses Alzheimer's disease from a genetic standpoint, identifying the genes, allele, and chromosome thought to cause it, as well as the disease's symptoms, diagnosis, treatment,and future treatment options.

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"Alzheimer's disease is a common late-onset disorder characterized by a progressive decline in cognition and functional abilities over eight to twenty years and at least ... million Americans currently have the disease. (Zick Mathews Roberts Cook-Deegan Pokorski Green) Alzheimer's has been linked to various causes such as heavy metal toxicity but it has also been identified as having a genetic component. The gene identified as causing Alzheimer's is the SORL gene which governs the distribution of APP inside nerve cells of the brain..."

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