Rare Genetic Mutations Protected A Woman From Developing Alzheimer’s

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Our genes can have the effect of increasing our risk for certain diseases, or at it turns out, sometimes they can protect us from them. This has turned out to be the case with a Colombian woman in her 70s who should have developed Alzheimer’s disease by her mid-40s, but has an identified a mutation in her genes that is keeping her from not experiencing dementia. Recent research with a number of scientists including BIO5’s Dr. Eric Reiman, shows promise in targeting the downstream effects of the rare Christchurch mutation.