Gene breakthrough in Alzheimer's battle

Gene breakthrough in Alzheimer's battle as scientists find that those carrying the faulty gene can be changed The chance of developing Alzheimer’s from faulty genes could be reduced  About 14 per cent of people carry a gene which doubles risk of Alzheimer's But study shows it is possible to change faulty gene into a less harmful variant

By Daily Mail Reporter

Published: 00:47 BST, 1 June 2018 | Updated: 00:52 BST, 1 June 2018

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The chance of developing Alzheimer’s from faulty genes could be reduced following a breakthrough by scientists.

About 14 per cent of people carry a gene called APOE4, which doubles the risk of getting Alzheimer’s.

But a study by scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology shows it is possible to change the faulty gene into a

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