African ancestry genes linked to higher risk for Alzheimer’s, stroke : Shots

Written by on June 12, 2024

A new study looks at the roles that African and European genetic ancestries can play in Black Americans' risk for some brain disorders.

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Black Americans are known to be at higher risk of some neurological disorders, and the reasons for this disparity remain unclear. Now, after examining the postmortem brains of 151 people, researchers in Baltimore have identified genes that may help explain why.

In those people, who all identified as Black or African American, the scientists . . .



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