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How large DNA banks help us to defeat dementia

Alzheimer’s Research UK recently awarded a £96,000 grant to Prof Kevin Morgan at the University of Nottingham to maintain and expand his large collection of DNA samples. This is to ensure he can continue his important research into the genetics of Alzheimer’s disease. These huge DNA banks are an essential tool for Alzheimer’s research; the bank run by Prof Morgan has already helped in the identification of 21 Alzheimer’s risk genes, with more discoveries to come. These discoveries are vital to help researchers understand the biology behind Alzheimer’s. They are also the first step towards finding areas which may be useful targets for the development of new treatments.

More at: Alzheimer's Research UK Blog