08/13/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated Nov 17, 2011

Will You Develop Alzheimier's? New Research Touts Genetic Marker

Allen Roses, director of Duke University's Deane Drug Discovery Institute, said that if other researchers get the same findings, it could mean a drastic improvement in the accuracy of predictions about the disease as well as the approximate age within a five-to-seven-year window when individuals might begin noticing symptoms. And if drugs to slow the course of Alzheimer's become available, the gene could help identify who should begin taking those drugs earlier.


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