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Could the 'alzheimer's Gene' Finally Become a Drug Target?


Alzheimer's brain

Alzheimer's brain. Computer graphic of a vertical (coronal) slice through the brain of an Alzheimer patient (at left) compared with a normal brain (at right).

Credit: Pasieka Getty Images

Among hundreds of genes that might nudge your risk of Alzheimer's up or down, Apolipoprotein E (APOE) has the strongest effect.

From Scientific American
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