Genetics of Alzheimer’s disease: From pathogenesis to clinical usage.

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Genetics of Alzheimer’s disease: From pathogenesis to clinical usage.

J Clin Neurosci. 2017 Aug 28;:

Authors: Shao W, Peng D, Wang X

Abstract
Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common type of dementia and has caused a major global health concern. Understanding the etiology of AD can be beneficial for the diagnosis and intervention of this disease. Genetics plays a vital role in the pathogenesis of AD. Research methods in genetics such as the linkage analysis, study of candidate genes, genome-wide association study (GWAS), and next-generation sequencing (NGS) technology help us map the genetic information in AD, which can not only provide a new insight into the pathogenesis of AD but also be beneficial for early targeted intervention of AD. This review summarizes the pathogenesis as well as the diagnostic and therapeutic value of genetics in AD.

PMID: 28869135 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]

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